Continuation Schools


by Pliny Johnston 1912

A certain sanitarium gave a test for insanity which it always claimed was absolutely conclusive. It was very simple. The patient was given a large dipper and was set to emptying a tub of water set under a hydrant with the water turned on. If the patient continued trying to empty the tub without turning the water off he was declared to be hopelessly insane. We, as schoolmen, are undertaking a similar task in our battle against ignorance, as long as we allow a stream of ignorant children to leave our schools, simply because they are fourteen years old.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 11, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 13 Number 6, 1912, p. 102-108
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21074, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 7:28:38 PM

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