Chapter vil.

Course of Study Required for Securing Liberal


Grades of schools. Oupht the Grammar School to be retaine i?

Results if absorbed by the high sc.001.

Electives, Advantages, licitations, Danger.

Requisite of gool prograris.

A suggestive course of stuly.




At no time in the history of the world has secondary

education attracted as nuo attention as is accoried it to

day in the United States. Discussions of this phase of the

educational syster appear in bevrildering profusion in books,

magazines, newspapers, and paraphlets. This attention is not

surprising. Te pienorinal development of the public high

schools is an event wlosc i portance and far reaching conse

quences cannot be overestimated. Less than twenty years ago

waves of anti-hig); school sentiment would occasionally sweey

from the Pacific to the Atlantic. To-lay the ligi. sc.001 is

firmly intrenched in the hearts of the American people. It

has become a fixed art indispensable portion of our great

public school system, receiving liberal and cheerful support


or the many live problens in connection with these

schools, none attracts wiler attention now, than their func

tion, as indicated by their curricula. These are now replete

with numerous subjects not found in former secondary curricula

tro or three decaies ago. The old scholastic program hias Fiven

way to an influx of sturlies of more modern growth. Classics

are not the sole pabului in our secondary schools, tolern for

eign languages-a necessity now to science and industry, the many scientific subjects developei recently, aanual training,

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