To Run a Free Summer School in Ypsilanti.
A Lansing dispatch to the Detroit Journal says: The committees of the two houses on the State Normal school met yesterday to consider an appropriation of $10,000 for the next two years to defray the expense of the summer school at the institution. Heretofore teachers have been charged $10 for the privilege of attendance on this summer school. It is now proposed to make the tuition free and have the state pay the expense.
Last summer nearly 200 attended the summer school, the income therefrom being a little less than $2,000. When, however, it is proposed to have the state pay the expense, the amount asked for is $5,000 a year. It is explained that, with free tuition, the attendance is expected to increase to 500 or 600. Dr. Boone, president of the school, and Prof. Johnson, of the state board of education, addressed the joint committee in behalf of the measure.
The passage of the appropriation will be asked at once as the advertisements for the summer school must be sent out at an early date, and it is of course desirable to know whether the tuition is to be free or whether $10 is to be demanded.