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The Deeper Problem in Education

Life (March 31), under the above title, editorializes on the pathetic state of American public school education. The editor tells us that the “progressives” have left us “a legacy of distended play facilities, substandard curricula and principals whose intellectual confusion can no longer be disguised by the compulsory smile on their faces.” How are we “to straighten […]

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Thoughts on Education

The Christian Ideas of Education, Ed. Edmund Fuller, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1957, pp. 265, $4.00. The Christian Idea of Education is a book compromising the published proceedings of a seminar held at the Kent School in Connecticut in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary. Rev. John O. Patterson, rector and headmaster of Kent School, […]

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Are You a “Rational Animal”?

Jiminy Cricket is a well known animated character on T.V. Mickey Mouse program. He is an interesting little professor lifted from the story of Pinocchio to give fascinating lectures on the wonders of nature. These lessons often deal with such marvels of the human body as the ear, eye, or heart. The interesting little professor does an […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

Sidney Harris writes a column for the Knight Syndicate entitled “strictly personal.” That title holds for this article on parochialism. Over coffee cups my friends can get me pretty excited when they defend parochialism in practice, even though they say. it may be wrong in principle. At the elementary and secondary level we have been able to afford the […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

If you were a principal or a teacher do you think you would ever worry about the good or gifted student? Yet, today this gifted student is receiving much attention in American education as the problem. How did we ever get into this situation? Probably a day with a principal will help understand.         […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

Accrediting of Christian schools by non-Christian accrediting agencies sometimes creates a problem. Occasionally a school board will ask whether it is worthwhile. I know of one school that dropped accreditation during the depression years. Crowded enrollments in the future will again raise the question of the cost to maintain accreditation. Educational standards that concern the qualifications of […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

Among the problems of a school administrator is the one pertaining to the choice of subjects to be taught. This choice is not his sale responsibility. Students, parents, alumni, school boards, higher institutions of learning, accrediting associations, and learned professors are generally ready to help him solve this problem. This assistance, welcome and indispensable as it […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

The previous article in the January issue discussed the fact that our Christian school graduates were not as enthusiastic about implementing the Reformed Faith as we would like them to be. It was also hinted that scholastically we might also wish for some improvement. As educators we have a responsibility to evaluate these criticisms. We learn […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

For a long time public schools were as idols in our nation. Today American educators are howling under the criticism this sancrosanct institution is receiving. But, are we beginning to idolize our Christian schools too?                   Under God’s grace they are something in which we may take pride. Yet […]

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From a Principal’s Desk

Congratulations to the Midwest! If all goes according to schedule, the Midwest Christian Junior College will open its doors this September without a mortgage. Supporters of Christian education rejoice with the Midwest in this step forward. The junior college development in America has been very gradual. The junior high school movement has come to its own […]

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