District Supervision (West Virginia and Oregon as Examples)
by L. J. Hanifan — 1913
That the rural schools have accomplished what they have and continued as an institution can be explained only by the fact that our rural teachers have, for the most part, been men and women of unusual devotion to their work, and that the funds for the support of these schools have come from an inexhaustible public treasury. But the time has come when the deplorable condition of country life in general and of the country schools in particular cannot longer, continue so without seriously endangering the whole fabric of ournational life; The people are, for the first time, becoming aroused to this fact, and conscious efforts are being made now to build up such a rural civilization as will be in keeping with thegrowth and prosperity of our nation as a whole.
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