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teachers intimately concerned either with the actual work If heretofore any of us have had any fears, that the col- of American Secondary Schools or with the results of that leges were trying to use the public schools merely for the work as they appear in students who came to college, unanpurpose of training pupils to enter the higher institutions, imously declare that every subject which is taught at all we can rest content after reading the report of the Com- in a secondary school should be taught in the same way mittee on Secondary School Studies. This committee was and to the same extent to every pupil so long as appointed at the meeting of the National Educational As- sues it, no matter what the pro'rable destination of the sociation, July 9th, 1892. It consisted of 'ten members. pupil may be cr at what point his education is to cease.'' The chairman of this committee was Dr. Charles W. Elliott, This seerns to me to be to the point in the question be who is trying to make Sunday Schools of all the public fore us. It seems to be simple and satistactory. Does it schools of Massachusetts, if our friend from Minersville not for all time allay any fears that the timid may have

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