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"mr. Editor" Gives It Up

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AiN Arbor, Fel). 22, '87. Editou Courier:- The following letter from Hon. J. W. Pickinson, Sec'y of the Mass. BoarĂ¼ of Education, explains ltself: "State Board of Edlcation, I State Housk, Boston, Feb. 11, '87. Mr Dear We encourage the parenU of the school childreii to visit them in their schools, and the teachers make a note of gucli vlsits. In niany towns parents Uke a great interest in the public schools, and their visits to them encourage both teachers and pupils. I ani most truly yours." J. W. DlCKINSON. A register is kept in all the Massaehusetts schools iind each visitor's name Is recorded with date of visit, and Qgnally the number of visits from parenta Is considered as an index of the suecess of the work of the Supt. of Schools and the teachers. We bejj to cali the attention of the parents here to the j;reat advantage to arise in pursnlrjjr tliis couise ol constant visitatiou kikI also to quote the remaik which a 'certain Supt. of Hcliooh is said to have made in Michigan, viz: "We extend an iuvitation to all the public to visit the school, but shall be just as well satisried if they reinain away." nothing can be more benertclal than constant parental visitation - not visits of young people. Do our teacher's keep a record of such visits? How niany parents visit the ordinary recitations, even of our high school, in the course of year? nd how niany in each ward school? We should like to have this record published. Caunot you obtain itMr. Editor?


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