Excerpt from Public Schools in Their Relations to the Community: Read at a Meeting of the Association, April 1st, 1880
By this act, which is the foundation of our present city sys tem, all limitations as to the social condition of pupils, and even, in effect, the range of their studies, were removed. The control lers were empowered to provide such suitable books as they may deem necessary, and to establish a model school to qualify teachers, - since grown into our Girls' High and Normal School. A great step forward had been taken when this law could be passed, -a law in which the poor are not reminded of theirpoverty, except in necessary reference to previous legislation. And the good effect of the law was so marked, that after extend ing its operation to the whole State in 1834, in 1836 the control lers for Philadelphia were authorized to establish one Central High School for the full education of such pupils of the Public Schools as may possess the requisite qualifications; and it was further enacted that all such provisions (if any) in the 'act of 1818 and its supplements' as limit the benefits of the said public schools to the children of indigent parents.
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