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Report of the Committee on Education, January, 1908

Excerpt from Report of the Committee on Education, January, 1908 The Committee on Education, appointed in the summer of 1907, at its first meeting discussed the question which of the great number of topics that might be treated in a report under the broad title of Education was best entitled at the present time to study and consideration by a Chamber of Commerce Committee. It was decided first, that there should be a brief presentation by Mr. Blodgett, Superintendent of Schools of Syracuse, of some of the most important facts concerning our city schools, for the general information of our citizens; second, that all questions relating to our state public school system as it now exists, our academies, colleges and universities, which are fully treated in the annual reports of the State Bureau and of the local Board of Education, and discussed every year in various conventions, be for the present at least passed by; and third, that the principal work of the Committee be the study of the most important question now before the educational world, viz: What is being done, and what should be done to provide for the education of the great mass of our future citizens who are leaving the schools at or under the age of 14 years? This question was discussed at length and it was then decided to divide the work of the Committee among its several members, so that each one should make a written report to the whole Committee on the particular phase of the question assigned to him. Mr. Blodgett was assigned the subject of the Public Schools of Syracuse; Professor Sweet, the Industrial School for training of machinists, with especial reference to the Artisan School in Syracuse, of which he is the founder; Professor Babcock, the Trade School for Women; Prof. Delmar E. Hawkins, formerly Professor of Political Economy in Syracuse University, Education in its Relation to Society at Large; and the Chairman of the Committee. Recent Educational Literature with Especial Reference to Industrial Education. These separate reports having been read at a meeting of the Committee in their original forms, and discussed at length, it was concluded that the best report the Committee could make would be the presentation of each of these several reports, after suitable revision, under the name of its author. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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