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Dedication of the Horace Mann School: Address by Daniel C. Gilman, LL.D., "Horace Mann, the Educational Reformer"


by James E. Russell - 1902

The name of this school suggests my theme. I shall take it as a starting point though I may not return to it. Nor shall I be tethered. Once mounted upon that wayward steed whose name is "Opportunity," you may expect me to course over a wide field, picking here a grain of wheat, there a poppy, now an apple or an acorn from some o'ertopping tree. However far I may wander, let me begin at home, in this city, in this university, in this college, in this school. First, I congratulate all who are here assembled upon the evidences of municipal progress that are shown by the Borough of Manhattan. The triumph of reform in the recent election has given courage to patriots in every part of the land, and the selection for the mayoralty of a leader in education, the head of this metropolitan university, the supreme authority in our Teachers College, invigorates and inspires the rank and file in schools of every grade; while his acceptance of the perplexities, cares, and criticisms of the arduous post to which he is called is an instance of unselfish devotion to the public service, which may be an example to every student, to every citizen. He has been so fortunate as to see the historic college of New York transformed into a University and translated to these transcendent heights, surrounded by other institutions 'of education, philanthropy, and religion, not far from the museums of art and science and within sight of the monument to the great soldier who defended the union in its days of peril.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 3 Number 1, 1902, p. 9-24
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9738, Date Accessed: 11/20/2019 7:13:32 PM

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