Public school administration; a statement of the fundamental principles underlying the organization and administration of public education . nyform of organized government, and one woman. The result was a boarddivided into factions, members from the better wards having but little in-fluence with those from the poorer wards. The constant danger was thatthe less inteUigent and less progressive element would wear out the betterelement and come to rule the board. Important measures had to be cau-cused in advance of proposing them to see that a majority was a probability.In appointing the committee

Public school administration; a statement of the fundamental principles underlying the organization and administration of public education . nyform of organized government, and one woman. The result was a boarddivided into factions, members from the better wards having but little in-fluence with those from the poorer wards. The constant danger was thatthe less inteUigent and less progressive element would wear out the betterelement and come to rule the board. Important measures had to be cau-cused in advance of proposing them to see that a majority was a probability.In appointing the committee Stock Photo
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Public school administration; a statement of the fundamental principles underlying the organization and administration of public education . nyform of organized government, and one woman. The result was a boarddivided into factions, members from the better wards having but little in-fluence with those from the poorer wards. The constant danger was thatthe less inteUigent and less progressive element would wear out the betterelement and come to rule the board. Important measures had to be cau-cused in advance of proposing them to see that a majority was a probability.In appointing the committees, the chairman had to choose between havinghalf the board do all of the important work, or of placing men on com-mittees for which they were wholly imfitted. 94 PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION frequently evident in the composition of the board of edu-cation. The young and ambitious politician not infre-quently moves into an open ward in the hope of securingan election there, and, when elected, makes the schoolboard a stepping-stone to the council and higher political 5 © Beat (D Main Ked-lightdistrict Higher groundresidence ® business. Saloons andtenements wards ® ® Negro wardsbacks Fig. 10. A CITY OF NINE WARDS The three wards south of the rlTer contain the poorer classes of the city. Theselive in the cheap homes south of the railway tracks. Wards 1, 4, and 7 lie on higherground, and the better residences of the city are in these three wards and in theupper edge of Wards 2, 5, and 8. The business district of the city parallels the river, and lies in Wards 2, 5, and 8. Wards 1, 4, and 7 always select good members for the Board of Education, whileWards 3, 6, and 9 practically always select poor members. The fight then hingesaround Wards 2, 5, and 8, the better element of the city being compelled to watchthese wards carefullyf so as to elect good men from at least two of these three wards. preferment. Not infrequently the school janitor, appointedin the first place as a reward for

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