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A Monthly Magazine
THE SCIENCE, ART, PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE
FRANK H. KASSON, EDITOR.
50 BROMFIELD STREET
Adeline. (Poem.) Julia Harris May
Almanac, Passing of the Old. M.
American Schools, Foreign Interest in
“Anglo-Saxon,” Changed Significance of. Frederick William Chapman 364
Arithmetical Progression. President F. B. Gault
Arithmetic, Evolution of, in the United States. J. M. Greenwood
Arrested Development in Children. William T. Harris, LL.D.
Autumn Song. (Poem.) Helen Cary Chadwick
Booker T. Washington and His Work. Prof. W. S. Scarborough
60, 123, 187, 253, 316, 386, 447, 516, 579, 644
Boy, What will he become? F. D. Evans .
Browning Letters. Elizabeth Porter Gould
Brown-Séquard, Life and Work of. Mrs. William D. Cabell
Tucker, Arthur T. Hadley, Charles F. Thwing, Franklin Carter
College Women and Matrimony. Dean George E Gardner
Columbine. (Poem.) Frederick Manley
Coming Century, The. (Poem.) Julia Harris May.
Consent of the Governed. A. D. M.
Consolation. (Poem.) Mrs. Helen E. Starrett
Corporal Punishment in Massachusetts Schools. Frank H. Palmer,
Culture, Modern Hindrances to. Isabel Francis Bellows
Ebb and Flow. (Poem.) Elizabeth Porter Gould
49, 114, 177, 245, 306, 372, 437, 501, 571, 633
Educational Methods, Golden Mean in. Mrs. Helen E. Starrett
Education, Modern. Ethel Osgood Mason
Education, Modern Tendencies in. Rev. J. Hirst Hollowell
Education, Modern Tendencies of, in England. Prof. John Massie,
Education of English Children. Lizzie T. Hussey
Education. (Poem.) Frederic Manley
Elective System in High Schools. Charles Cornell Ramsay
English, Abolishing Bad. Prof. Thomas J. Allen
English, College Requirements in. Maud Elmer Kingsley, A.M. .
English, Common Mistakes in Teaching. Supt. John W. Wilkinson,
English Composition in Elementary Schools. Prof. James S. Snoddy, 353, 423
English, High School Course in. Frances W. Lewis
European and Non-European, The. F. W. Chapman
Evangeline, The Art of. Miss Della Courson
“ Flight of a Tartar Tribe,” Outline Study of. Maud Elmer Kingsley,
Foreign Language, Learning a. Boris D. Bagen, Ph.D.
Foreign Languages, History of Teaching Them. Boris D. Bagen, Ph.D. 340
Foreign Missions, Educational Program. James H. Ross
56, 120, 183, 250, 314, 383, 443, 513, 575
Geographical Retrospect. President F. B. Gault
Girls, Early Education of, in Massachusetts. George H. Martin
Greek in the Curriculum. President J. A Baber
Heavenly Pastures. (Poem.) Helen Ekin Starrett
History, Modern Methods of Teaching. Milo A. Tucker
In the Spirit. T. S. Lowden, Ph.D. .
Mathematics in High Schools. E. S. Loomis, Ph D.
Milton on'Education. Prof. Leverett W. Spring
Misdirected Energy. Hope Altruist
Nature Study. Caroline Gray Soule .
Normal Schools, Original Investigation in. Frederick E. Bolton,
Patriotism in the Public Schools. Prof. Homer E. Perrin
Pennsylvania, School System of. Lewis R. Harley, Ph.D.
64, 128, 192, 258, 322, 386, 452, 520, 584, 650
State, Relation to the Public Schools. Hon. John W. Dickinson
State Universities of the West. J. L. Pickard, LL.D.
99 35 414
28 531 621 298
Sympathy in the High School Teacher, B. B. Sciurus
65 339 291
DEVOTED TO THE SCIENCE, Art, PHILOSOPHY AND
LITERATURE OF REDUCATION.
THE SUPERINTENDENT-A DICTATOR OR LEADER,
HON. HENRY SABIN, DES MOINES, IOWA.
HE present trend of the times is to lodge in the hands of
the city superintendent almost supreme power in strictly educational affairs, and to separate his office from the business or administrative functions of the board. This scheme finds many advocates, particularly in the larger cities. In imitation, in many small towns and cities the superintendent asks to be allowed to exercise the same powers. He claims the right to appoint and dismiss teachers at his own pleasure; to select and change text-books without any interference of school authorities; and to arrange courses of studies as seems to him best. In short,
He is monarch of all he surveys;
His right there is none to dispute. This is done under pretense of removing the schools from the control of local politicians, who use the appointing power to further their own designs. The experiment remains to be tested whether it is wise to intrust so much absolute power into the hands of one man. It is generally a wise maxim, especially in a democracy, to distribute power and limit, if not divide, responsibility. It may well be questioned whether the administration of school matters affords an exception to this general rule.