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A MONTHLY MAGAZINE
The Science, Art, Philosophy and
FRANK HERBERT PALMER, Editor
SEPTEMBER, 1910-JUNE, 1911
THE PALMER COMPANY
120 BOYLSTON STREET
Agriculture, Place of in Higher Education. L. H. Bailey
Algebra, Suggestions on Teaching Elementary. Ernest B. Lytle
406, 480, 550, 624, 690
Business, College Training for. John M. Lathrop
College Stagecraft. Frank R. Arnold
College Students, Self Help among. Clayton H. Ranck
Commercial High School Curriculum. Raymond G. Laird
Correspondence Schools. Frank Herbert Palmer
Education, Public, Problem of.
55, 126, 202, 259, 341, 406, 480, 550, 624, 690
English Grammar, Waste in. Guy W. Shallies
Entrance Requirements Bogy. W. E. Aiken
Essentials, The Three. Charlotte A. Powell
The Sketch Book
Geography, Where lay the Emphasis in
Arthur S. Dewing
Private-School Boys, Moral Training of. Charles K. Taylor
Devoted to the Science, Art, Philosophy and Literature
Instruction of Exceptional Children in the New York City Public Schools
ANDREW W. EDSON, ASSOCIATE CITY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
N all probability the most striking phase of modern education is the effort to educate and train chil
I dren who are a little out of step with the masses.
The problems to be worked out in the administration of the public school system in every large city are especially perplexing in New York City, owing to the rapidity of growth of the city, the congestion of population in certain quarters, and the many nationalities to be educated.
In considering these problems, certain facts have had to be accepted and certain principles of action adopted. Among them are the following: education is the right of every child— the physically and mentally handicapped, the truant and delinquent, as well as the normal child; the state is under obligations to provide an education for all; special efforts should be directed toward making exceptional children happy, selfrespecting, and self-supporting; the cost of education is a productive expenditure of money rather than a charity; and it is economical as well as humanitarian to protect the helpless from want, the irresponsible from ignorance and vice, the family from an unusual burden, and the state from an increase of the helpless and criminal classes.
. The main reason for establishing classes in the public