Annual Report

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Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor., 1900 - Public schools

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Page 114 - Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn. Lowell's The Vision of Sir Launfal. Macaulay's Essay on Addison. Macaulay's Essay on Hastings. Macaulay's Essay on Lord Clive. Macaulay's Essay on Milton. Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome. Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson.
Page 50 - The most colossal improvement which recent years have seen in secondary education lies in the introduction of the manual training schools; not because they will give us a people more handy and practical for domestic life and better skilled in trades, but because they will give us citizens with an entirely different intellectual fibre.
Page 115 - Scott's Ivanhoe. Scott's Kenilworth. Scott's Lady of the Lake. Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel. Scott's Marmion. Scott's Quentin Durward.
Page 4 - ... shall be given to each child so absent, equal to the average credit of each study during the week. Pupils may be admitted on each of the days named...
Page 50 - Verbal reactions, useful as they are, are insufficient. The pupil's words may be right, but the conceptions corresponding to them are often direfully wrong. In a modern school, therefore, they form only a small part of what the pupil is required to do. He must keep notebooks, make drawings, plans, and maps, take measurements, enter the laboratory and perform experiments, consult authorities, and write essays. He must do in his fashion what is often laughed at by outsiders when it appears in prospectuses...
Page 38 - ... evening schools are established unless he can produce every school month of twenty days a certificate from the teacher of an evening school showing that he has attended such school eighteen consecutive evenings in the current school month, and is a regular attendant.
Page 53 - ... College from public high schools, forty-four from academies and endowed schools, thirty-two from private schools, and twelve from other colleges. Again the honors belong to the public schools. These facts are limited to the year under review, and are based on observation of only about seven hundred persons. So far as they go, however, they lend no countenance whatever to the allegation that the public schools turn out a less vigorous and conscientious class of young men than the other schools....
Page 50 - ... a habit of observation, a knowledge of the difference between accuracy and vagueness, and an insight into nature's complexity, and into the inadequacy of all abstract verbal accounts of real phenomena, which once wrought into the mind remain there as life-long possessions. They confer precision ; because, if you are doing a thing, you must do it definitely right or definitely wrong.
Page 3 - The committee on schools instruct teachers that children detained from school on account of the above-named holy days shall be reported as perfect in attendance during the year, if not absent or tardy at any other time ; that a credit of...
Page 4 - The regular meetings of the Board are held on the second and fourth Friday evenings of each month at 8 o'clock and are open to the public unless otherwise especially ordered.

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