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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAC.K FOURTEEN i J1K LETHBRIIH.E DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY OUR SCHOOLS Edited by The Sihoolman Effect of Repsattntl Grades Vpcui Tht- child most concerned, 'Further Note on Over-Age Hupl's has b'-en uoinietl ou'. m I jus u.-c" nviiut i VTH; lie uw pix columns, 55 per fi-ni. oi CM iVA'O cm.- luK ;o (ake dren enrolled m tin- rour pullic favour's work over KgatnT iu lA-ihbiMge last wwc for reason? good or bad abovB the lirAnsl tor their resuco- i sol out of touch with Ihe wort: live grades. Possibly PA- ti-nt. ot I tlist it is usual for children ol bia itupils lu'hind through lio .'auk or un ihvir own part or that uf the schools bul .-imply Ihfj- surioJ into Gr.idv' I. at serou yr-arj Instead of llow rften ttis occurred the lycav'.s Jt> lit'' luukv Lei us liciv.wtr. !hui Iste entry and uo: ro'.-utiot; ac- counts for over sgencss in in- How many ca-sej v.'ouhl atlU remain tt) uccoa'attd for? This !i an inJerestiQK problem of cous'deraMo !ni- to Iho public. RemsTjrbcr that our orcr-aje rufjil? were not just year Tvherc they sttfiaM liflTi- bewu Alaiiy liad lost or several about onn tn Jour that after repeating a grajo your boy or girl will be mailo better student; the cbaucus arc two u. t'ju: ho will bo reuderoj a 'Xu'hlus succeeds like siif the wise proverb. U U equally (run that nothijis foils like failure. FYiv things are more important to H child's success iu lite than (lip culti- oi the haV.it of succeeding Un- this idear- f cndinc and Captain 1'aluu1 Higb School boy: ,erm.3 vort or to perfom successfully. He fulls iw-i tiiud among other "hiuie ducke" and younger children. Will he be more likely thereafter to be Rradcd as "on- or "good" rnther than "fair" BS he probibly has gradt-d prior to being obliged to re- Dr. Keyes that, according to his investigations of actuary of co "1'adro" IX'iioon tho i Thursday after- noon iu the list Captain Palmer mphasiwd the im- portnuco ot high training, as demonstrated by eioeptional pro- portion of Jalgii school boys ihat "miujo En Ui-tinsulshed fnehlon in the late war. He also impressed on his hearers' the enormous amount of k or is still moro disastrous. H is our business to adapt lUe burden to the streuslh of the bearer, llalkiness tu colls and boys is canted by people forgetting Ibis Education By Comoanionshlp You are an adult. Have you no! re- itived a very important part of your c-Jucaiion chiefly from Intercourse! nitU your contemiiorartvs? Of you have. IXH us overlook (lie fact tbA the same principle his fault, byt a !Work that can Aon- happened in the cases ot the majority vnr ot bis life work_ Uiftt lost. 71mt is pastpoued but What year's .vork is lost to society? U may be well lo leave the reader to frame for btmself answer to this tangk'Fomo question, though soajeilnie the schoolman ivill probably come back to it course llio chief loser from Iho repeating of grades is the child him- self and society at large, iicTtiaps many years later. Bnl it costs thu rr.tcpayer or today n not ioainsidcr- ablc auioimt pi cok) caoli as well. What the RaWpayer Psys In a little village school where there .are not children enough to fill a class room, a few pupils more or less make very little Uiffereuce to the cost of the school, but in a town as large as Lclhbridge tho number ot pupils en- rolled in a given grade is a very ac- curate measure oi the expense of that grade. Last year the cost'per pupil, ajart from Hardieville. "tho and tho high school, wag something over This covers sal- ary; debentures, supplies anil all other overhead charges which aro met by tho school board as thu custodian ot tbo people's vinonoy. As pointed above, the repetitions indicated by the available from the assumed 250 cases oi over-age Kho had never failed in any promo- tion hut bud merely been a year late starting Grade numbcre.fl C35P3. cost of over for Lethbridge public school pupils who last year or earlier in'ihoir courso have been repeating grades. This sum should bu distributed over a period of eight years, tho normal ertfith of a public school course, mak- ing as our annual expenditure for the tuition of children who aro flimply doing the preceding year's worh over again. At least oiio-hftsi of! (he expenditure under this heading i? If Uio parents, trustees.! and Bupcriiiteiidtml co-oper-j ate intelligently ihe money '.vasted through this leakage pan either IMJ nc-j tualiy saved or elsu diverted into usys i of. much greater educational valuu. i Not To Be (Cured ,Ovsr Night Of course somo retardation and ro- peating will always aud at 11 will take us years lo eliminate the unnecessary reUirdation from which our schools are suffering. But, ernn in the nest year or so much can be donfc If the teachers and public realize the need and combine loyalty jn the sup- port of rtimcdhil measures such as have effer.tive elaewhero and are adapted to our conditions. An a matter of encouraging fart, a firai- class beginning has already been omde ill tliia connection in recent months A Good Birthplace Superintendent to llltle "New Cana- IHllc girl, -wherii were you Litile "N'cw "Ploasc, I was at i Parliament Opens at Fleetwood j The and z'nh oV Mr. Hnin- (low's class harl barrels of fun and some gtxnl training hi civic.1? on FrkJny. February 20, in connection with ,thi: representation of a parlinincniary j opening. ux-rf; present from i the oilier eighth grado filasfie.s through-1 out. tho city and brought back ing reports. j Ooveruor CJencral }irnurlon, do-- Hvercil a very interest ing speech Troui thru Throne, after which lie with- drtsw niKlyr escort. The I of the (Owe-i} I llnhnan) and of Iho Military wore mcl sa'isfaclorfly. A vigorous debate was then Infro- rtwert by the J'rnminr. H. Mtiscovilch, I and t" ran la KLton, tlic leader of nnnic-roug other memher.H I parlicipitting. OIHT member incurred i iho of Mr. Speaker und j was removc-il from iho I Ion EC. Thfr'niiisl iinporl.int. under OJE- [cu-siini -iva.T r. that Alhcjrla winds Ijt: j exorcise tin not tluys ]icr ;ittnum, and that they con-j fined lo u UniH of forty i an hnur. j schools. .Many years ago I used to wield the" birch ro.l Tor to bo moro cumte. the but just'at liresunt I have no'.ijlni; my own contributing. However on the .snelves 'ol tho Pnblu- Library I not- iced a hook un "Thr- Management of a City School" by Perry of New York and though I I'.muot claim to have read It nil. for iwrts arc technical, 1 noted for your col- umns some quotHiitmt that interested me and may interest Others of your readers: "K Is not In order to discuss the advantages disadvantages of Ine passing ot tho olil-tlme school master tno advent ot the ncuderu schooV manager. U sufficient to realize that such a transition has taken place aud lo examine into the requirements of tho now position. "Tho principal of today must apply (he anme business principles to the handling, of the business stte of Ms school as aro employed by auy other manager of large Interests. Jn order! to pxert tho measure, of hiX 1u- fluenco, he must do Ms work system- atically, accurately ttuil promptly. 'He must even be prepared io ftxce the charge of the Jealous, the mlsuu- del-standing, or the incapable, uf bolng too systematic, 'fled tape' will be