Excerpt from Report of the Wisconsin School for the Blind: For the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1908
Although there must of necessity be much similarity in the biennial report of this Institution, as well as the other institu tions under your control, ive are glad to avail ourselves of the opportunity to give to the public a brief account of what has transpired concerning the work and progress of our people during the past two years. The one thing to be regretted most is that the information embodied in these various reports comes before the eye of but few of the citizens of our state, who, we are con. Vinced, are sadly lacking in their knowledge of what is being accomplished in our institutions. Pity 'tis, 'tis true, for this fact is largely responsible for the prejudice so deeply seated in the minds of so many persons against institutions in general That this prejudice results primarily in the lowering of the educational standard, and secondarily in the increase of cost, and responsibility on. The part of the state in caring for its afﬂicted classes cannot be seriously questioned. One is-fur nished much food for thought and reﬂection along these lines, when apparently intelligent people ask our pupils, while they are en route to and from their homes, if they have windows in the school building, and even manifest surprise when they learn that we actually have lights, and that the pupils do not have to be fed and led around to their classes and other places. In ferentially it is not strange that we are frequently referred to as an asylum, or home, instead of a school. We wish some method could be followed, whereby the people of our state ll'iscomin School for the Blind.
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