Work of the State Supervisors of Rural Schools in the South
by Wallace Lund - 1913
The southern states between the Atlantic and the Mississippi expend annually about thirty millions of dollars upon their rural schools. Over twenty millions are paid to teachers. It has been estimated that 25 per cent of this can be counted as waste due to the lack of supervision. The fact we have to meet is, that, as a rule, the individual schools resulting from this vast expenditure are wholly inefficient. To quote Mr. T. J. Coates, state supervisor of rural schools in Kentucky, "We have been trying for nearly one hundred years to develop rural schools without supervision and have failed."
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