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: 20
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not well adapted to the pupils, particularly to the
boysj and It means a lot of dieeourageaewt and heart*
ache for both pupils and teachers.2-0
Ayer seems to ©©wider that the figures presented in fable %
indicate that uore pupils leave Texas high school® before
completing their courses than would be necessary.
It is difficult to say how much of this failure
©an be successfully avoided* 1 should Bay, at
least, half of it, and under favorable public sup-
?ort and adequate teaching and supervision, at
east three fourths of it
Smaatary. — Front the data given above on the percent-
ages of failures as to students in representative high
sehools of the United States, certain conclusions are in-
evitable, namelyt (1) that statistics show that the extent
of failures amounts t@ one out of three students entering
the ninth grade or beginning year of junior high school;
(2) that the greatest prevalence is in the freshman and
sophomore years, with a decline in the junior and senior
yearsj and (3) that sinoe the first year of junior high
school has always Men regarded as exploratory, the signifi-
cance of failure in this grade cannot be a wreiaphssIzed.
High School Failures by Subjects
Having found a striking similarity in the extent of
pupil failure in various sections of the country, the writer
now proposes to make an analysis of the data on failures by
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Mann, Ralph. An Examination of High School Failures as Revealed in the Literature of the Subject in Order to Determine the Nature, Extent, Causes and Remedies, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130213/m1/26/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .