Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
___'.ujfii J n Popul ttvrVf7 i I ar Lumber Yards THE PIONEER THINK IT OVER- We sell the best Lumber and Building Material" that money can buy, at tbe lowest possible prices. TRY US I Round Street Phone 763 CO. Westminster Road Phone 1063 Yardi at Lethbrldge N. Lethbrldge Taber Bow Island Milk River River Claresholm Nan ton Granum Carmaugay Barons Klpp Jet. GROUP OF GIRLS IN THE BURGOMASTER PREMIER SPEAKS ON EXAMINATIONS At the Majestic Theatre For TwQ Nights On Tuesday and Wednesday August 16 and 17 STRIKER BRAKEMAN KILLED IN TORONTO Toronto, Aug. Button who was one of the striking Grand Trunk brakemen up to a week ago. when he got wort with the Canadian Pacific Hallway, fell between.the cars at West Toronto last night and seven cars passed over his neck, decapitating Mm. An inquest be held. He was married and Was 49 vears old. Bassano Board of Trade of Trade expressed the need of a coroner at that point. The late George Vallance, of Wood, Vallance Co., Hamilton! left an es- tate valued at SOLD EVERYWHERE SMOKE Mild and Extra Fine. purest form in which tobacco can be smoked. Sir James Whitney Defends Department Against Critic- ism By Teachers Toronto, Aug. the course of an interview On Saturday Sir James Vhitney the following observa- tions on the subject of the entrance laminations, and examinations cen- rally :_- 6 "The Government carefully consid- red the representations made regard- ng the entrance examinations this ear, and 'the .modification already an- nounced, and sent out to the boards goes as far, I think, as we ought to ;go in altering, for the pres- ent year, the standard now set. I want to speak" quite frankly about tthis whole question of 'examinations, j The danger of Verdoing this phase of school work, is great. Some parents seem more anxious to push the chil- dren on to the High Schools than to see that their .preparatory training is thorough aid complete. Sorae tcscl ers boast of the number of pupils wh pass the entrance, as if this test wer the sole aim of the Public Schoo course. Originally intended as a tes the fitness of pupils to enter.upo High' School work, this examination has become a sort Of fetish, and devo tion to it has interfered in a very considerable degree with the efficiency Of thfi m_- _ _. _ _ i_iic? XGSTU has been bad all around. The thor- oughness of the Public School train- ing has been impaired, and many ill prepared pupils have been forced" into the High Schools. see no. reason to change tie I -expressed several years ago regarding the importance Public School education to the great mass of the people. The percentage of chil- dren who go on High Schools is a mere fraction Of the whole. This being so, our Public Schools should be improved in every way possible. The Government has taken several steps to attain this end. We have es- tablished enough Normal Schools to provide better trained teachers and have now better and cheaper test- books. The.course of study for the Public Schools is being revised, and I am satisfied that a marked improve ment will soon be observable in the efficiency jrf the training.. But the co- operation of school boards is neces- sary if TVC are to keep efficient teach- ers in the profession, and the-tend- ency to exaggerate the value of ex- aminations as the chief object of edu-- cation should be minimized. "The High Schools, I am glad to know, are generally in__a good condi- tion, but our educational system will not produce the results.it should if the Public Schools continue to put their best efforts into the preparation of pupils to pass the entrance, rather than to strive to raise the general standard in those subjects which are essential to the child in "after life. The complaint is often the evidence shows that it is justly ir-ade pupils who leave school at thirteen or fourteen do not read, write or spell properly, cannot add UD columns of figures correctly, and are imperfectly trained for ordinary business careers. Surely these are evils which will not be cured by a system of cramming for examina- tions, but by making Public School instruction more thorough. Some peo- _ advocate keeping children out oftomach and Liver Tablets. They trengthen the digestive organs, Im- the appetite and regulate the Sold by all druggists. Will be of interest to those who are looking for new Fall Clothing and furn- ishings and we extend a most cordial invitation to everybody to call and see the splendid lines of Men's New Fall Clothing we are showing. 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