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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (June 9, 1900)
the Free Kindergarten woik; while the
Woman's club of Birmingham and that
of Montgomery have each given a schol
arship at the state university annex.
There is a growing disposition on the
part of the clubB to devote more atten
tion to the study of educational meth
ods; and we would urge a greater elas
ticity in the programs and prescribed
courses of study, so that time and op
portunity may be allowed for the dis
cussion of this subject.
We have also cause for encourage
rnent in the attitude of the leading edu-
applicants for first grade certificates,
and have been selected, not on account
of their rarity, but from scores of others
of a like quality. These we would find
most amusing, did not the fact
that they were produced by the instruct
ors of the youth of our state make ihem
Q. What are the three coverings of the
A. "The skull, the skin and the hair."
Q. Name the bones of the lower extern-
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cators and men of thought throughout a.
the state toward these efforts. Q.
One of the most discouraging features a.
in the system is the lack of qualification
required of all school officials, so that Q.
we are in the absurd position of defi
nitely fixing the duties of an office, A.
without requiring fitness therefor on the A.
part of the incumbent. Q.
The trusteee of a township, which, in
our plan, is the unit, have the right and
duty of distributing the school funds,
the. power to elect teachers, to grant
transfers, and, in fact, complete control
over the township schools. The law re
quires no qualification of them, except
that they must be freeholders and
householders ot the township. It is not
even required of them that they be able
to read or write, and it is a fact that in
some townships the school trustees can
not read or write, yet such men have
almost absolute control of the township
The county superintendent is elected
by the people in a majority of the coun
ties; in some he is appointed by the
state superintendent. His duties, as
the name implies, are to see that teach
ers do their duty, that right methods
are employed iu teaching, and to in
struct teachers in proper methods; to
hold institutes for the training of teach
ers; to take the school census, and,
until the seesion of the last legislature,
it was also his duty to examine teachers
and graut certificates. No qualification
is fixed for this position beyond an
ability to make an official bond. Much
has already been said and written about
the county superintendent, and we are
reliably informed that the agitation first
arose in the Woman's club of Birming
ham. Tne state superintendent is elected
by the people, and his duties are, as the q,
name implies, to superintend the schools a.
of the state. In his case also, no quali
fications are fixed by law. Any man
who can secure the votes and make the
bond may hold the office; yet he has
charge of the education of 700,000 child
ren in the state.
UdUI recently the law fixed almost no
qualification for the teachers; there waB
a statute requiring the examination of
teachers, but there was no standard by
which their capacity to teach or conduct
a school could be determined, and it is
said that in recent years there have
been teachers in Alabama who could
not read or write. It is little wonder
that the law requiring examinations of
teachers, left for enforcement in the
hands of such officials above referred to,
should become a dead letter.
The last legislature remedied this by
creating a state board ot examiners, and
now no teacher can teach in a public
school except graduates from the nor
mal schools. This exemption is the
only objection to the new law; by it a
sixteen-year-old girl, who graduates
from the Jacksonville normal, or any
other state normal, may have granted to
her a life certificate to teach, while a
graduate from the state university, from
Auburn, from Yale and Harvard even,
muBt take the examination.
In this connection we present a few
fac simile copies of the examination
papers from applicants before the state
board for certificates. These are all
from white teachers, modt of them from
"Hips, furma and flanges."
Name the three vital organs.
"The head, the trunk and the ex
tremities." What juice aids digestion in the
1. "The spits."
2. ''Acid juice and alcohol."
Name a eecratory organ and an ex
"The brain secreatea, and the tongue
What are the political divisions ot
1. "The Arctic ocean, Atlantic
ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Cam
2. "The republican and democratic."
What parts ot North America be
long to foreign countries?
"The ieland ot Java is located in
North America, and belongs to
Wilhelmina, queen of Holland.
The Devil's island is located in
South America and belongs to
What is the position of Japan?
"It is like a dog with his feet
crumpled up under him."
What affects climate?
"Heat, cold and the atmosphere."
"Manila is in the northwest part of
"The Declaration of Independence
was written by Abraham Lincoln
in 1862, and went into effect in
1863 at Washington, D. C.
What is the origin ot our alphabet?
"The alphabet originated from the
English language. Adam was the
first man to speak the English
"Time Hies. " Give analysis.
"Time is an adjective because it
modifies the adverb flie; flies is
an adverb becausn it adds some
thing to the adjective flies."
What are pronouns?
"I, he, she it. I is the first person,
he ib the second person, she is the
third person, it is the forth per
son, pronouns is used instead of
Give plural of alderman.
"Alderman is a men that is older
than a younger man."
"German is a man that belongs to
the Gewron or Cort."
"A. cort iu a verb becais it signify
what they are doing."
"A cort martial is some kind of a
utenciel to use."
"Utenciel is a noun, BeCaus it is a
name, i would ba glad to now
what grammer 1b the Best.
OS UNIFORMITY OF TEXT BOOKS.
"The uniformity tex book is a good
book to yuse. It have large print
and pretty pictures, therefore I
favor the uniformity tex book."
ON OCR FOREIGN POSSESSIONS.
"Our Foreign Possessions is good to
help poor people when they are
too poor to help themselves."
"Since Time first began to tide her
wingp of time, our foreign posses
sions have been riding the wings
of time. We have for our foreign
We are gre'a'ly overstocked on ladies'
It is our policy never to carry a lot
of ready made garments from one
season to another.
We are determined to disposo of
every one of these suits, and to do $
lb f uiintj
While they last you can take your 1
choice at exactly halt price.
Think ot it. $40 suits for $20; t
30 suitB Tor $15; $20 suits Tor X
$10; $15 suits for $7.50, etc, t
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