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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

Reformed Out of Existence;

Reformed Out of Existence;

its most fundamental feature must be abolished; the inspector's annual examination, as at present conducted, must disappear altogether, and the head-teacher must be left free and unfettered to classify his scholars according to their needs. Then, and then only, will there be peace in the educational world; then, and then only, ought there to be peace. The child of cultured parents will then get the rapid promotion for which he is qualified, the son of illiterate parents will be allowed to take the longer time that his circumstances require; and both alike will be promoted on full knowledge of their abilities and attainments, and not, as now, as the result of good luck in answering just the right proportion of a few almost mechanical questions. That is my first proposition.