Report of the Commissioners Volume 1

Report of the Commissioners Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...are demoralised, so are boys. They are hawked "about from school to school, and early come to think of "themselves as articles of commerce." Injury, moreover, is done by this system to very m;iny schools which are far from wealthy. The vast majority of modern scholarships are paid for out of the school funds, in other words, by the It was stated at the Headmasters' Conference, held at Christmas, 1S92, tlmt in that year more than 100,0(J0.'. was expended in scholarships by the forty schools named in the Public School Year Rook, and that the increase during the three previous years amounted to 13,0u0/. These figures were arrived at by assuming that scholarships are held, on an average, for three years; if however, the actual period be four or five years, the estimate it much below the mark. Remedies Suggested. parents of unsuccessful boys, or by the staff of masters, or out of the fund for general school equipment, and it appears that schools which are in great financial straits continue to offer handsome scholarships. And on the smaller boarding schools the system tells with great severity.) It seems that it is not uncommon for a clever boy to be attracted away from one of these schools by a pecuniary bait offered by a larger school, and that, too, just when his abilities are becoming really useful to the smaller school.(2) As to the evil of over-pressure, opinions among the headmasters of boarding schools appear to be divided, but it is difficult to resist the impression that the results of the competition on the unsuccessful candidates have net always been taken into account.(3) Lastly, owing largely to the fact that these valuable scholarships are mostly awarded in classical subjects, the preparatory schools have their...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922921
  • 9781236922922