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    Ransom A. Mackie
Excerpt from book: joys most that intellectual labor for which he is most fit: and society is best served when every man's peculiar skill, faculty, or aptitude is developed and utilized to the highest possible degree."5 Dr. Eliot thinks our courses of study should be flexible for the younger as well as the older students. He holds that "every individual child's peculiar gifts and powers, should be discovered early and developed and trained assiduously. . . . There should be some choice of subjects of study by ten years of age, and much variety by fifteen years of age." Many would agree with him when he says that there should be much variety by fifteen years of age but very few, I think, believe that there should be any choice of subjects by ten years of age. And again does he not go to the extreme when he asserts that "in the ideal democratic school no two children would follow the same course of study or have the same tasks, except that they would all need to learn the use of the C. W. Eliot, Educational Reform, pp. 134-136, The Century Company, N. T., 1901. elementary tools of education: reading, writing and ciphering."8 The principle of election has reached all classes in the "General High Schools" in Boston, and other cities are rapidly adopting the plan. The reason for this, undoubtedly, is the "growing diversity of knowledge," the breaking down of the "old ideal of the scholar," the "need of specialization," the necessity of civic, moral, hygienic and vocational instruction and training, and the "opening of educational opportunities to all the people." In the Boise, Idaho, High School, all studies, except English are elective. "The students are aided in selecting a unified course in accordance with their needs."T In Boston in all the "General High Schools" the only required stud...  
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