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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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School Rights III

In the May and September 1956 issues of Torch and Trumpet we attempted to answer some objections of readers in connection with the thesis that all schools, regardless of race, creed, or color, are entitled to their fair share of public school taxes in proportion to the number of students enrolled. Herewith we conclude these questions and […]

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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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Finding the Focus

The key word of this convention is balance. It gives rise to various pictures. You can find balance in a circus. The tightrope artist neatly packaged in her tights struts the wire with the precision of balance. Each careful step elicits new “ohs” and “abs” from the excited audience. The artist’s poise, skill and beauty are the […]

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Fathers and Brethren! Do You Know Your Schools?

In the March issue of Torch and Trumpet Walter A. De Jong challenge us to do some: serious thinking about our Christian schools. Accurately he observes, “We learn from the Bible and from contemporary history that there are projects whose beginning is in the Spirit but whose ending is in the flesh…American history is replete with schools and […]

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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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A Calvinistic University in America

In the last issue I introduced the discussion of the movement for a Calvinistic University in America by undertaking a fairly broad analysis of the present historical situation. An attempt was made to assess elements of strength and weakness as a background for realistic thinking concerning the attainment of this goal. The particular advantage of […]

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