Public schools 1918

Shall we, therefore, say that our public schools and universities are doing no good? In 1911 the head master of a big public school, writing on the subject of “free-place” boys from the elementary schools, declared that such boys were of “enormous moral inferiority” as compared with the average public school boy, and that they were untruthful, dishonest, destitute of esprit de corps, and incapable of seeking anything but their own immediate welfare.

via The power of constructive criticism: from the archive, 7 February 1918 | Education | The Guardian.


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