The Public Trade School
by Charles F. Perry — 1912
In these days when the entire public instructional system of the United States is being scrutinized from within and without in the endeavor to reply to the question, "Just what do you do to prepare for vocational efficiency?" those who are actively engaged in the problem of specific vocational preparation are not exempt. Such efforts on the part of the public-school system to send out graduates trained for a definite vocation are new with the exception of higher institutions which have for years prepared students for professional lives and some high schools which instituted commercial courses including shorthand and typewriting.
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