Report of the Commissioner of Elementary Schools, 1921 (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Report of the Commissioner of Elementary Schools, 1921<br><br>During the two-year period covered by this report, the ideals and the activities of elementary school instruction have been affected and in some important ways modified by the world war. A large part of the report must therefore be given to considerations of the effects thus produced.<br><br>From the very outbreak of the war, when first reports came from Belgium, it became evident to American educators that it would be necessary to revise their long cherished estimate of the German system of school and university education. The deeds done by order of German high command, attested in a way too terrible to be mistaken, that a training in material efficiency and a development of a narrow national pride and arrogance, were not sufficient for the making of a nation of true greatness, nor the fitting of a people for genuine service to humanity. It thus became clear to all that in our schools the teaching of American efficiency and of American patriotism must give special emphasis to the rights of weak people and of little nations, to the inculcation of that genuine democracy that tends to the welfare of mankind; and that estimates the grandeur of a people not by its conquests, but by its service to the good of all the world.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>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.