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A Preface to the Reconstruction of the American School Curriculum


by Harold Rugg 1926

NOT long ago I witnessed an episode that sets forth with startling clarity the great ends of intellectual education. While studying the curriculum of the Denver public schools, I went one afternoon with the superintendent to the North High School. As we entered the building two boys, apparently fifteen or sixteen years of age, passed us absorbed in intense discussion. Dressed in sweaters, with hair rumpled, they were evidently returning from a strenuous hour of basketball in the gymnasium. My attention was called to them by the animated argument in which they were engaged. As we passed almost shoulder to shoulder, one of the boys suddenly stopped, shook his forefinger at the other, and said smilingly, "Fred, your point is well taken, but what is your authority?"


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 27 Number 7, 1926, p. 600-600
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5935, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:10:31 AM

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