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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,