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The South Atlantic quarterly (1911)


The South Atlantic quarterly (1911)

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    John Spencer Bassett
Excerpt from book: worthy living than ignorance and poverty have been. Let us have wealth and the training of wealth producers: but let us not give to industrial training an undue emphasis in the education of youth. Of all the confusions and tragedies that followed the Civil War in the South, perhaps the most pathetic have been the chaotic educational conditions of the last half-century. There has been progress in the direction of a rational system of education, but we are not yet out of the wilderness. In all educational reform the college should furnish its full share of leadership. And this means that it must not be content to ride upon whatever may happen to be the popular wave, but it must resist fads and bad tendencies, as well as encourage and direct right tendencies. Trinity College will always throw itself unreservedly into the doing of the supreme duty of the hour. A while ago it was at any cost to break the shackles of politics and traditionalism. Today it is to put within reach of every child the opportunities of the elementary school, the grammar-school, and the high school. This task is made extraordinarily difficult by the double system of education that must be maintained for the two races: and in this great task every bit of strength the State can command from all sources for the next ten years should be concentrated. To consolidate all the forces in the State for this purpose and to utilize them so that the largest and most beneficent results may follow is a proposal that should command the heart and hope of all enlightened men and women. I have sought to emphasize my belief that our colleges should give themselves to the doing of the hard tasks of society, and that educated men should do their full stint of work. Attention ought also to be paid to the gentler side of souther...  
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