The Pennsylvania School Journal, Vol. 20

The Pennsylvania School Journal, Vol. 20 : July, 1871 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Pennsylvania School Journal, Vol. 20: July, 1871 Third, Judicial Officers. Children charged with offenses against the truant laws are brought before the Justices of the Municipal Court or before the Judge of Probate, who, after a hearing, determine what is to be done with them. Fourth, The House of Reformation. The House of Reformation at Deer Island, to which nearly all the delinquent and neglected children are sent, is an institution almost exactly similar to our Houses of Refuge, and, while it is acknowledged to be well managed as a penal and reformatory school, philanthropic Bostonians are beginning to think it is not quite the place for children who are guilty of no offense. An institution like one of our childrens' homes or sol diers' orphan schools would be much bet ter adapted in a general way to the purpose. The result of the effort Boston makes to bring all her children to school, is shown by the fact that of the persons of school age, found by a careful census to reside in the city, the ratio which the average whole number of the pupils belong ing to the schools bears to this number is 78. This ratio is far higher than that of any other large city in the United States. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 410 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 544g
  • English
  • 349 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243087357
  • 9780243087358