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The High School Failures

A Study of the School Records of Pupils Failing in Academic or Commercial High School Subjects

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,597 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.5
LoC Category: L
Downloads: 1,266
Added to site: 2005.12.27
mnybks.net#: 12274
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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d the drop-backs from other classes in the school were included.

No attempt has been made to trace the elementary school or college records of the failing pupils, for our purpose does not reach beyond the sphere of the high school records. In reference to the differentiation by school courses, some facts were at first collected, but these were later discarded, as the courses represent no standardization in terminology or content, and they promised to give nothing of definite value. As might be expected, the schools lacked agreement or uniformity in the number of courses offered. One school had no commercial classes, as that work was assigned to a separate school; another school offered only typewriting and stenography of the commercial subjects; a third had placed rather slight emphasis on the commercial subjects until recently. Only four of the schools had pupils in Greek. The Spanish classes outnumbered the Greek both by schools and by enrollment. In the classification by subjects, English is made to inc

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