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Education for Citizenship

by James E. Russell - 1916

The business man takes account of stock once a year in order to ascertain his financial standing. We who are engaged in professional pursuits would do well to follow the business man's example. In our case, however, the reckoning is not easily reduced to dollars and cents. Nevertheless the present worth of what we possess, our abilities, our tools and instruments, our aims, and our purposes can be evaluated in terms of effort and accomplishment. We have a stock in trade that is valuable precisely to the extent that we can use it efficiently in the service of some worthy end. Our ability to use what we have in a way to meet the approval of those for whom we work fixes the value of our professional capital.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 17 Number 2, 1916, p. 113-126
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 6280, Date Accessed: 9/28/2020 4:01:48 PM

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