An Examination of High School Failures as Revealed in the Literature of the Subject in Order to Determine the Nature, Extent, Causes and Remedies Page: 7
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Boys and girls have a right to be in high school.
Hot only have they a right to be there, tout teachers
and admin istrators have an obligation to retain them
* * • until they actually secure employment or are
graduated. High schools must adjust curriculum®, .
methods and attitudes . . . so that eaeh individual
pupil will actually get the kind of Qe due a ti onal
program with which he will succeed."
Editorial comment on Bell's opinion saysi
It is clear that . . , reduction in the number
of failures should be the result of appropriate ad-
justments in curriculum methods, combined with a
functional program of guidance. . . . there Is lit-
tle justification for campaigns to reduce failures
as such, but great need tor continuing efforts to
produce the sort of school in which practically
every child succeeds with worth-while educational
experiences * *©
In Weersing's article, "Ho Failure Prograa," appear the
Persona In touch with treads In schools have
noted a rapid movement toward non-failure of pupils.
Sometimes It Is the avowed policy in a school, more
often it Is creeping into the schools without aware-
ness on the part of the teacher or the administra-
Weersing continues by saying?
It Is generally agreed today that non-promotion
or failure followed by repetition' of a semester or a
year's work ... Is not usually the best way of
dealing with a pupil who is unable or unwilling to
do the work of Ms grade In a satisfactory maimer.
... It has been frequently observed that failure
9 John w. Bell, "What Does High School Graduation Mean?"
School Review, XLIX (February, 1#1), §6-89# condensed from
Tearing Bouse., November, 19*0.
^Frederick J. Weersing, "Ho-failure Program," School
Review, mm (Hay, 1938), 331-333.
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