District Organization and Secondary Education

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1933 - 207 páginas
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Página vii - ... school that it has attracted the attention of Europe, where only 8 to 10 per cent attend secondary schools. Many European educators have said that we are educating too many people. I believe, however, that the people of the United States are now getting a new conception of education. They are coming to look upon education as a preparation for citizenship and for daily life rather than for the money return which comes from it. They are looking upon the high school as a place for their boys and...
Página 58 - ... best adapted for the purpose public day and continuation schools, part-time schools, and evening schools for instruction in the arts and practices of trades...
Página vii - SIR: Within a period of 30 years the high-school enrollment has increased from a little over 10 per cent of the population of high-school age to more than 50 per cent of that population. This enrollment is so unusual for a secondary school that it has attracted the attention of Europe, where only 8 to 10 per cent attend secondary schools. Many European educators have said that we are educating too many people. I believe, however, that the people of the United States are now getting a new conception...
Página 8 - Each city, incorporated town, borough, or township in this Commonwealth now existing or hereafter created, shall constitute a separate school district.
Página 18 - If any city or town neglects or refuses to pay for such tuition, it shall be liable therefor, in an action of contract, to the legally constituted authorities of the school which the pupil attended under the approval of said commission.
Página 37 - ... transportation and tuition. NEBRASKA Transportation. — Where there are fewer than five children between 7 and 16 years, inclusive, the board may use school funds for board and transportation and other expenses of said pupils attending in another district as arranged with the board of said other district. All consolidated schools are required to furnish transportation for rural pupils. Board of education of a city or a board of trustees of a high-school district, by a two-third vote of entire...
Página ii - William John Cooper, United States Commissioner of Education, is director of the Survey; Leonard V. Koos, professor of secondary education at the University of Chicago, is associate director; and Carl A.
Página vii - They are looking upon the high school as a place for their boys and girls to profit at a period when they are not yet acceptable to industry. In order that we may know where we stand in secondary education, the membership of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools four years ago took the lead in urging a study. It seemed to them that it was wise for such a study to be made by the Government of the United States rather than by a private foundation; for if such an agency studied...
Página vii - Bureau thought, to obtain all the money which the commission felt desirable; with the money which was obtained, $225,000, to be expended over a 3-year period, it was found impossible to do all the things that the committee had in mind. It was possible, however, to study those things which pertained strictly to secondary education, that is, its organization; its curriculum, including some of the more fundamental subjects, and particularly those subjects on which a comparison could be made between...
Página 175 - The inhabitants of any contiguous and compact territory, whether in the same or different townships, upon a petition signed by at least 50 legal voters and an affirmative vote in such territory, may establish, in the manner provided bv this Act, a township high school for the benefit of the inhabitants of the territory described in the petition.

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