Experiments in Government and the Essentials of the by Elihu Root

By Elihu Root

Elihu Root (1845-1937) used to be an American attorney and statesman and the 1912 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He used to be the prototype of the 20 th century "wise man", who shuttled among high-level executive positions in Washington, D.C. and personal- zone felony perform in long island urban. In 1867, he graduated from the recent York collage tuition of legislation. He went into deepest perform as a attorney. Root was once appointed U. S. legal professional for the Southern District of recent York by means of President Chester A. Arthur. He was once a member of the Union League membership of recent York and two times served as its president, 1898-99, and back from 1915-16. He served because the usa Secretary of battle 1899-1904 less than William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. He reformed the association of the USA army. He used to be accountable for enlarging West element and constructing the U. S. military conflict collage in addition to the overall employees.

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The adults were educated for the industrial age and, I should add, if Americ‘an adults completed compulsory schooling after 1955, their education was obsolete even upon graduation, if Toffler’s timing of the end of the industrial age is correct. To take schools back to a “golden age” is ludicrous, considering the past was not golden. Unfortunately, it is this dream of a golden age that is holding schools back. Organized labor can be added to this list of reactionaries longing for better days gone by.

Or in our homes with our family to prove we are worthy of being a family member? How about in our community to prove that we are worthy of being in that Community? One can see the absurdity of this constant testing. Contrary to what it may seem, I am not against all testing. I actually feel that some testing is very useful for teachers to help in determining students’ needs. The problem I have with testing is when it becomes high stakes, used as a weapon (and not a tool) for the teacher and the parents.

They would also need to gain a deep understanding of what the students are likesomething that is impossible in the factory-style school structures that exist where secondary, and even many intermediate-level elementary, teachers have 100 to 150 or more students. Even if we were to restructure schools so that teachers could actually get to know their students, how could we come up with the quantitative 42 Chapter 2 data that would get the attention of the media? , dropout percentages, proficiency test failure percentages, the absurd grading of public schools).

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