Education in the United States; a series of monographs, ed. ... Butler, Nicholas Murray, ed. 1862-1947 New York, American book company, 1910. 2 Volumes
Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
This book talks about education in all its aspects.
A few examples of chapters
EDUCATION OF WOMEN
EDUCATION OF DEFECTIVES
EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO
EDUCATION OF THE INDIAN
EDUCATION THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE SEVERAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
The average monthly salary of men teachers in the common schools was $45.16 in 1897-98; that of the women teachers was $38.74. The common school expenditure per capita of population was $2.67; for each pupil. an overwhelming proportion of the illiterates are found among the negroes and among the immigrants.
The book was written by many prominent presidents of universities.
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