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Agent Gulf Refining
THE TEACHERS TENURE OF
Prof. W. K.Tate, State Supervisor County Schools j
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There prevails among the country
schools of South Carolina a wide
spread custon of changing teachers
and positions at the end of each year.
This habit on the part of school
boards and teachers is most disas
trous to the welfare of the schools
and the children. It needs no argu
ment to convince a sensible man that
a teacher can do better work In a
school during the second year than
she can during the first. She knows
the children and their attainments,
their deficiencies, and their personal
peculiarities. She can adapt her
teaching to their needs and can grad.
ually fill the gaps which so often
exist In the classification of children
in our country schools. During the
second year she should know the par
ents of the community and the home
conditions under which the children
must work. She should know all the
children and can more easily secure
a full enrollment and a better at
tendance. She can take a larger part
in the church work of tlie community
and in the social life of the young
people. She can organize the liter,
ary society and the Agricultural Club
among the boys and girls.
The best country schools of the
State arc those which :iave succeeded
in keeping their teachers for a period
of years. In fact, the tenure of posi
tion is usually sufficient to give one
a clear idea as to the efficiency of the
In view of diese facts it Is deplorable
that between .">0 and 7r> per cent of the
/country school teachers In South
Carolina change positions every year.
Tho fault sometimes lies with the
trustees who assume thai a teacher
loses his influence with tho pupils
when they come to know him well
j enough to be afraid of him. Some
times the teacher is allowed to leave
I because the year of experience has
brought increased efficiency which
some other district is eager to secure
at a larger remuneration. In this
case, the trustees should recognize
that a teacher is worth more the
second year and should increase the
salary accordingly. Most of our cities
have adopted a salary schedule under
which the salary varies from a fixed
minimum tt? a fixed maximum in ac
cordance with tho experonlco and ten
ure of the teacher. Such a salary
might most profitably he adopted by
the trustees in the country districts.
Tho teacher who knows that her 'sal
ary will be Increased live or ten dol
lars a month If she makes good in her
present position, will bo more likely
to devote her energy to making her
presold school a good one than to
spend the closing months of the year
looking for a better position some
The change of position sometimes
results from the instability and fickle
ness of the teacher herself. Teach
ers sometimes bring to the school
board testimonials from live or six
different schools in Which they have
been teaching in as many years. If
trustees could not only realize it,
such testimonials are usually suffici
ent to brand the applicant as undesira
ble. When a teacher accepts a post
tion it should be his aim to spend
long enough time in that one school
to accomplish something definite and
to leave It as a memorial when he
steps up higher. Dr. Payne, the Presi
dent of Peabody College, always gave
this advice to his students, "You must
hunt for your first position. Endeavor
in that position to do your work so
well that the next one will seek you."
I believe that the trustees in some
of our liest country schools should im
prove the tenure of position by the
erection of a teacher's home, as has
been done in perhaps twenty school
districts in South Carolina. The
teacher's home at which the prlncl.
pie and his wife may live and where
Othor teachers may sometime}; board
identifies the teacher With the life of
A recent study of the Swiss school
system has served to convince me
In the belief that something approach
ing permanency in the teaching force
is necessary to a real solution of the
country school problem. It was my
pleasure in Switzerland to visit many j
country schools In an endeavor to see
how a republic, whose constitution
Is modeled after our own. has adapt
ed the country school to thO needs of
country people. The first thing Which
Impressed me was the preparation
I and permanence of the teaching
force. This alone was sufficient 10
account for tho most ol tho otlc?r r.v
COllenclcS Which I observed. I ft pop i
a week with a Rural School I > , < < t. r
in the Canton of Hern as he mudo
Iiis rounds among the country schools
under his jurisdiction. In these
240 teachers were employed. Of this
number 12 only, or 5 per cent, were
teaching for the first year In the po
sition which they then held. In tbiB
canton teachers are elected for a pe
riod of six years, and many of them
remain for life in the same position.
In fact, in all excopt six cantons of
Switzerland, after a provisional elec
tion for a year, the teactier is elected
for life, subject to a recall by popu
lar vote. In all country districts
the teacher is furnished a residence,
usually the second story of the school
house itself, nnd a prescribed area
of garden land. He comes into a com
munity to live the year round. As
a citizen he takes in everything which
concerns the social, religious, or
business life. Hcfore obtaining a
teacher's certificate he must be a
graduate, of a recognized teacher's
seminary, must be able to play tho
piano or violin, and must know bow
to teach singing. He is usually the
church organist and choir leader, and
is frequently the superintendent of
the Sunday School. After he hU3
gained the full confidence of his dis
trict, he is entrusted with other
anjattors of /responsibility connected
witiv the life of the community. I
met many teachers who were Secre
taries of the Farmers' Union, Treas
urers of the Co-operative cheese facto
ries, or officers in the village militia.
The teachers of the canton are
thoroughly organized into associations,
and the textbooks used in the schools
have frequently been prepared by
committees of the Teachers Associa
tions and have been published by the
cantons themselves. Under such
conditions the adoption of the school
to tho needs of the community is a
natural and easy process. It is easy
for the schoolmaster to teach what
he is living every day. It will be
noted that I use the pronoun he in
this connection. In many cantons
men compose 85 per cent of the teach,
ing force. Tho salary Is in many In
stances not over $G00 per year, but
the permanence of tenure, the teach,
or* home, the garden, and the public!
esteem In which the teaching profes
sion is held are sufficient to attract
and hold In it a body of men who
would be an ornament to any profes
sion. Human nature in South Caro
lina is not essentially different from
that In Switzerland. The best coun
try schools in this State have been
developed because a good man has
been In tho position through ;i period
of years and has thus been given an
opportunity to impress his individual.
Ity on the school system. Of course
it will be many years boforo wo can
hope to attain tho stability and por
mnnonce of Switzerland, but we should
strive constantly towaril their attain,
mcnt. W. K. Tato,
Suite Supervisor County Schools.
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Buy A Home With Rent Money!
The average renter pays for his place every eight years
but the land lord still owns it. Why Pay Rent?
YOU PAY AS RUNT
At $120.00 per year In 10 yoara. $1,581.68
At $120.00 per year in 2.r> years. $0,588.72
At $2h>.oo per year in 10 years. $3,103.86
At $240.00 jU.r yoar in 2f> years. 13,167.43
12") Acres hounded l>y lands J. Warren Boll, .lames Wham's estate
an<l others, known as the Coloman Tract. Cheap and onsy terms.
125 Acres within one mile of public square, well improved. Will
cut into 10, 15 or 20 acre lots. Kasy term.
46 leres, more or less, adjoining lands of C. 1). Mosoloy, Mrs.
Cain and others, one and three-fourth miles South of (.aureus C. II.,
with good tenant house and in high] state/of cultivation for $4f>.oo
per acre. f'
One 5-room house and lot froriuffg on Mack S?., containing three
fourths of acre, more or less, for"$K0n.00. On easy terms,
One acre lot with one 2 room house and one 5-room house front
ing Jennings St. Price $700.00.
One 4-roorn house on lot 100 x 150 near Watts Mill for $1,100.00.
553 Acres, known as the Tom Smith Farm, between the waters
of Reedy River and Saltlda, well improved Will sell h8 n whole or
cut up to suit, purchaser. Terms reasonable apply for prices,
127 Acres of land on Greenwood county side of Saludu River,
adjoining land of Belton Day and others. Prico reasonable and terms
?S?* 178 Acres m ar Ml. Olive Clinch. CllOftp and on easy term"-.
One-half interest In one of the llnosi lime quarries in the Month.
Four miles of Ware Sin.als. Cheap on easy terms.
We will cut any of the following into snch size tracts
as yon desire. We buy at wholesale and retail land out
to suit the small buyer :
About 100 Acres near Watts Mill, known as the Radgetl Land,
240 Acres located near Reedy Rlvor Powor Company, on Reedy
River, and known as the Dor roll Place. Price, *12.;>0 to $20.00 per
acre, depending on numbor of acres and location.
28 acres at Anil's c-oss roads, cheap for quick sale.
10 acres near Watts Mills, all improved, for $1,500, half cash.
Il>.r? acres, a part of J, N. Clardy tract, $8.00 per acre. Gol tho bar?
03 acres near Ora, 8, C., with Rood dwelling house and all necessary
outbuildings, good orchard, good level land, church and school conve
nient. Terms and price reasonable.
II acres near Watts Mill well improved. See us for price and terms.
Boveral houses and lots near Watts Mill.
We also have for sah* about Twenty two Acres of land within the
corporate limits of the City of I.aureus, known OS Grays Hill, which
wo will sell In steal) building lots, at reasonable prices. A good many
of tin so lots have cottages on thorn.
Remember that we cut off any number of net es de
sired by purchaser and give any reasonable time in which
to pay. We want to make it possible: for every white
farmer in I,aureus County to own his home,
Laurens Trust Company
r. A. Gooprr, President. c. W. TuNR.Sec. & Treas.
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