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THE SYSTEM DISAPPROVED Action Taken Last Night Upon Individualism SUPT. SEARCH'S ARGUMENTS Ao Able Paper Read in Favor of the Innovation The Beard of Education Hrdds an Interesting Special Session, and the Vote Is .Five to Two The special meeting of the board of ed ucation was the magnet which atracted a large number of people to the council chamber in the city hall last night, the gallery of the council chamber being pret ty well filled with the female teachers of the city. President Hale was a trifle slow in call ing the meeting to orde , Directors Wills and Bassett being absent when the gavel fell. The first thing donß was the calling by President Hale for the report of the com mittee having in charge the investiga tion of what is known as the "individ ual" method of teaching. The report which was read is as follows: The committee Appointed by the board of education to investigate the individual sytem introduced into the schoos of the city of Los Angeles by Superintendent Search, beg leave to report that we have investigated tbe same and tind that it is unwise at this time to continue the sys tem in our schools, and would therefore recommend that the same be discon tinued ami that the superintendent be in structed ti> return to the class system as heretofore used. "What shall be done with this report?" asked the president. "I move the adoption of the report ust read," spoke up Director Grubb. "I second tbe motion,' said Director Pittman. "I move that the report be laid upon the table," said Director Garland quickly. "There is no second to the motion," answered President Hale. Here Mr. Garland took the boor and in an address lasting several minutes ably defended Professor Search and his method. "While this method may not have been as successful in the lower grades as had been expected, it has cer tainly not been a failuro altogether, and I believe that, the report here read tonight is not the result of that mature deliber ation to which tbe importance of the sub ject is entitled. Professor Search had a great deal of notoriety at Pueblo, Col., where he taught this system, before he arrived in l.os Angeles. He does .iot and never has owed his position to any politi cal indue.ice. Whatever this report means, 1 think there ought to be no final action upon tbis suject at this time. That is why I have made this motion to :ay thisjreport upon the table." Said Director Simon ton : In reply to Mr. Garland. I wish to say that a large number of parents are dissatisfied and are asking that we return to the class system. A large number of scholars are dissatis fied there is a much larger falling off In the attendance of scholars than usual, attributed to the individual system, thereby losing a large sum of money on the average attendance. The individual system requires more teachers and more rooms in order to do the same amount of work per scholar, thereby materially in creasing the expenses. It is necessary that the scholars be arranged in classes and grades, with regular promotions in order to draw public money. The new system is of less value to tha slow or indolent scholar as well as to tho timid, for they gain nothing from associ ation. Under the new system the dull pupil loses whatever pride and ambition he may have had under the old. Every leport from other places where the new system has been tried has been unfavor able. The Individ nai system is an extra tax upon the teacher, so great that some are breaking down under it, and the United States commissioner of education disap proves of it oficially in a recent maga zine article. Director Fulton made an abie argument in support of the Garland motion to lay upon the table. He thought the Search system feasible and he himself could not vote for tbe report made, as in his opin ion the system had not yet had that thor ough trial to which it was as an innova tion entitled. Director Garland wanted all action de- j fcrreo at least until the end of tiie school ' year, as the two directors absent would, ; he thought, very much like to vote I unon the question at issue. Director Garland's motion was lost, i the only two affirmative votes being those of Directors Fulton and Garland. IJefore the motion to adopt tho report could be put Director Simontun suggested the calling of the roll, stating that ne himself was anxious to go upon record. Here Professor Search rose to his feet, and Mist taking up the charges and state ments of Director Bimonton seriatim, the : superintendent of the l.os Angeles public schools made a verbal argument which created, evidently, a somewhat favorable impression. Professor Search concluded his adrdess by handing to Secretary j Dandy ol the school board a lengthy ] typewritten document. full of strong points in favor of the method which bears hi* name, as follows: The misconceptions that have arisen 1.1 this community concerning the inten tions and purposes of the present admin istration, prompt me to interrupt the de liberations of this board by introducing a few fundamental considerations. The question very appropriately arises. What is individualism? The use of this word in a totally different application may lead to a false estimation: but, edu cationally speaking, it is a doctrine that looks to the more perfect conservation uf the personal interests of the c hild, not In a sen-e of individual development with out regard to true socialistic relations, but for protection against unproductive sacrifice at the machine demands too common to mass education. Individual ism holds that the school is for the child, ami must adaot itself to his personal needs. The iron-clad mechanical regime that conforms all endeavor to a type, and that protects itself under arbitrary rules and regulations, is a thing of lifeless in efficiency: while versatility, adjustment and accommodation, requiring the mas ter hand, are elements of strength and power. Individualism contends: First—That children differ greatly •in stages of growth and in genetal physical health, and in consequence should not be equally and uniformly pressed. It takes cognizance ot the far t that there ia such a thing as adolescence, and that all along the line of formative life there are days, periods and stages, for both boys and girls, when there must be special neeoiu dation. It provides for the well child, for the weak child, for the sick child, for the convalescent child. When a pupil has been sick and returns to school convales cent and weak, should he he worked as hard as others to keep up with his class, nnd ilnnbly so in order to make up vchal he has lost? Most certainly not. Regular ity in atendance is a good thing, but not necessarily as a thing of itself. There are days when a child may be better off at home or in the sunshine than in seho -1. Tne fact that expert examinations in the city high school* of the United St ates have revealed ninety per cent of defec tive physical condtion, is a comp'e.c jus fication of the position taken by iiidi vidualism with reference to the conserva tion ol physical health. Mcond- In all the world there is noth ing that differentiates so greatly as does creative mind. Shall the mind's of chil dren, which are nothing if not creative, be cursed by the limitations of rigid class ification and uniformity in process? Even classes differ so greatly" as to cause the frequent apology of teachers. Can more utiiiorinity be expected of individuals, and is it desirable, if it could? There must be opportunity, adjustment and conservation. The pupil who can do two or three times as much work as his fel lows must be permitted to do so; the one who gains most by traveling slowly must not be rushes! prematurely into difficulties beyond his power of perfect assimilation. Third- There must be consideration of individual environments. The home cir cumstances of life are not the same for all children. The boy who cannot start with the year until a month or two late.should not lose a semester or a year by being forced into a lower class. The girl stopping to help at home for a few weeks should be permittca to resume work where it was interrupted. The child who comes from another school should not be confronted by the ragged edges of a mechanical dil ierenee In standing. The pupil who is not promoted should not be required to repeat the exact details of his previous work, li fact, the child must be placed where be can cet the greatest amount of good to himself, and from that point of placement there must be the open ave nues of the most generous and versatile opportunity. In execution of the ideals involved in thi> formulation of aims, individualism cor.ies with the following statement of working creed: The school is for the child, and not the child for the school: there must b.> consideration of physical conditions, intellectual ability, and con ditioning environment; the worker must be placed where he can get the greatest good to himself; the work of the school must iie done within school hours; there must be no mechanical limitation to ad- vaneement: alt work must arise from true motives, which involve utilization of love for work, interest and determin ing choice; the child must be trained how to work as a self-reliant, independ ent worker, accustomed in 1 lie school to the same conditions he will meet in after life; the entire product of the school must be the self•governing citizen; the student athirst for a continued educa tion which is already a part of himself; the man. the woman, of vigorous physi cal health, intellectual promise and noble impulse. This is the tentative position taken by individualism. Who can question its righteousness and ultimate victory? Many who have not comprehended its lofty scope and noble purpose have sought to riake of it a mechanical thing, and have given the world an entirely erroneous impression of its mission. Individualism is not a thing of letter, but of spirit; not of requirement, but of opportunity; not a machine, but a great living thought, appealing for incorporation into the work of the school according to the personality of the worker. What parent is there who has not realized the over-demands and pressure of the mechanically graded school system? Who does not recognize the nobility and higher efficiency of indi vidual conservation when applied to schools and interpreted, not as a thing of mechanism, but in the spirit of the in tention of those who know what it means. After all society presents the same characteristics the world over and in all ages. While old as an approved educa tional theory, individualism is new as a doctrine placed into practice. Like all re fines it. must •liaht its way to correct in terpretation and recognition At the pres ent time the lances of many strong edu cational writers all over the nation are turned against the shield of individual ism. Schoolmen for years have claimed thai the education of all must be con formed to a type, and that pupils must be mechanically classilied and treated accordingly. The newer education in sists this is not a necessity, and that school plans must be so readjusted as to perfectly protect the indvidual against sacrifice of any kind. Of this newer scluol stands the kindergarten at one end of the line, with Stanford university, Chicago university. Harvard university, Drexel institute and like institutions at the other. Between these two extremes ot the educational Held, but representing the same great thought and the same in terests, must the great battle of Individ- j iialism bo fought—namely, in the public schools. It is not difficult to understand the opposition that arises. School men. like others in life,arc not easily changed from the paths made easy by tradition. The superintendent who undertakes to conduct a school in the interests of the individual cannot limit bis work to the conservation of twelve types, represent ing so many years, but must carry pro vision for the thousands of cases," each j one of which is to be treated on its mer its. He must carry a thousand lines of thought, be alert to demands at every point of tbe line, assume responsibility lor every steep he takes, but in execution he must have complete opportunity for untrainmeled adjustment. This is not an easy course, and so must win its way to recognition. Individualism today is at its beginning, but stands endorsed by the opposition of the defense. Fifteen years ago. industrial education began its inno vation under just the same antagonistic circumstances, but has since triumphant ly won the day, though opposed by the same men who now decry the onward march of individual consideration. Aroused and thrown on tbe defensive, the opponents of individualism have ad vanced many fase arguments because of imperfect knowledge or mistaken inter pretation. It has been said that individualism is a return to the methods of the old ungrad ed school. Well, suppose it is, the ol d ungraded school, with the addition of the higher impulse and the better teacher of the present, would not be altogether a bad thing. Bit it cannot intelligently be so confoujded. for the old ungraded school nad its pupils of all ages from live to twenty-one, while the modern city school presents some convenience in grouping and great opportunity In equip ment. More than this, the purpose of individualism is best conserved by the application of true laboratory methods to the performance of all departments of work, and this was totally unknown in the days of the old ungraded school. In the sense, however, tbat it utilizes a high degree of self-reliant, independent work, it is essentially tbe same. ft is said that the number of pupils to thu teacher must be smaller. This is nut necessarily the case. Schools are t>o large by any plan. Some oi the best re sults of individual work obtain in schools of excessively large size. The fact is, the work in a mechanically graded school may appear easier, but dihTulties do not come to the surface and aro not easily recognized. It is not so much a question of the number of pupils as it is a ques tion of the teacher. If the purpose of SQoqel work is to make a recitation, and do so much of cram, then the teacher cannot care for so many children; but if tho great objective is to do work and to gain strength in its doing, then it is Unlike the Dutch Process OS No Alkalies I|v Other Chemicals are used in the preparation of |WT W. BAKER & CO.'S I flßreakfastCocoa (TO ? ifri " ,l >l"h ie «*«of«f»»j« Ml pure <«n<f soluble," mm It has more than V.. ae 'mum KB i ,'v f T W '*« strength of Cocoa mixed Starch, Arrowroot or Sugar, and is far more eco nomical, costing less than one cent a cup. It is delicious, nourishing, and EASILY DIGESTED. Sold by Grorers everywhere. W. CO., Dorchester, Mat* LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY 'MORNING, MAY 8, 1895. simply a question of the executive ability of the icachci to direct numbers. It is also asserted there is sacrifice in oral expression. Not by any means. Is it necessary that all "children should think a thought simultaneously in order to have training in oral expression? Cer | tainly not. Individualism insists upon tbe quiet, undisturbed working hour; nut, when rigbtlv understood, it presents the best opportunity for clean-cut think- and correct expression, it does not treat all subjects alike, it does not dis card the cla-s exercise, nor the recita tion, but all of its exercises are for a | higher purpose. Far, far from the int.ni ! tion of true individualism is the thought that the child is to be shut up by hinisplf and denied the opportunity of" contrib uting to and receiving from the Inter change of others. Again, tbe statement is made tbat Indi vidualism will tend to unfit the person for his higher social relations. Bo to the kindergarten and behold how the sacrcd ness of individuality is perfectly wedded to the interests of true society. So it should be through all school work and in all after life. The highest type of society is dependent upon tbe perfect individual. Those who have made for themselves the most individual advancement have con tributed the most to tho world's uplift and progress. Now, what are the demands of individ ualism. Nothing, but that there must bo the most perfect conservation of each and every child, with the most earnest econ omy of every day of his school life. To the teacher" it "brings this great living thought: Study (he child, not as a type, bnt as an Individual, and meet his wants at*tbe door of personal need. As it seeks to conserve individuality in the clhild, so it leaves the details of all work to the in- | i dividuahty of the teacher, giving the most unlimited opportunity for the oper ation of original methods. Can all teach ers succeed equally well in conservatism of so great an interest? Certainly not; but if only one teacher in ten . or one in a hundred, or one in a thousand, can each the high ideals presented, such success completely demonstrates the pos sibilities of what can be done. Wherever once introduced in its true intent and spirit, there can never bo a complete re turn to the old method of limited oppor tunity. No arbitrary limitation will ever rule out the Individual and his rights. | Even the teacher who uses the class method, which is not prohibited, will think more of thus or that particular boy or girl.. Individualism thinks long thoughts, and is content with meager present progress. The few teachers wdio may succeed will establish a standard of ideals for others; year by year the work will be better understood; intelligent child study will had to the recognition of per sonal needs, and the result will be the scientific instruction,which will be noth ing else than individual conservation. Now let us turn to matters of purely local history. Plans for the better con servation of the individual were placed in operation in the Los Angeles scnools on February Ist, tbe beginning of the second semester. Since that time, for reasons I do not care to discus.,, the work has been conductd under the most unfavorable cir cumstances. Almost everything has ten ded to make the superintendent's plans miscarry. The real intentions and pur poses have been misinterpreted; and from causes within and without the schools, there has been a blockade. Un der the circumstances it is remarkable that so much good work has been done. The superintendent, returning from the meeting of the national department of superintendents, was almost immediately deprived of the opportunity to develop his plan. The appointmeni of a commit tee of investigation by a new board of ed ucation practically removed all adjsut ment from the hand of the superintend ent, and since that time every attempt to direct and improve the work has been under the most embarrassing circum stances. Can any one, acquainted with the field in its past and present, imagine a more unfavorable place for an attempt at original work? Is it not plain that some body else besides the superintendent is re : sponsible for the incorrect impression j tnat may have been given to the pnblio? 11 this were the only administration subjected to such emoarrassment. there might be reason to consider the reflection as personal An examination of the past reveals the fact that blockade and es trangement have now run their course through three successive administrations. Certainly it is about time tae community ! should arise to something higher than personal sensation, and come together for united effort in the upbuilding of our ed ucational interests. If the board of education still insists upon the direction ot the details of the superintendent's work, they must be re sponsible for the outcome. There is but one person who can adjust this matter In a way that would be safe for the future interests of the school, and that person is the superintenent. Had he been granted the prerogative which belongs to office and experience, with the conduct of all details through his hands, there would ; have been little of the present condition of affairs. The superintendent has not now, and necer has had. any desire that his teachers should use uniform method. Certainly, he desires the earnest,loyal co operation of all in the development of the spirit of his policy, but the machinery of detail is a very important matter. I therefore ask that tbis matter, with out limitation and without instruction, be placed completely where it belongs, in the hands of the superintendent. Tangled though the matter is, adjustment will present no great difficulties when once there is unrestricted and unembarrassed opportunity. This is the first time I have attempted to reply to any local misunderstanding, and with this statement I lay tbe pencil completely aside. Nothing can induce me to enter into any wrangle over small matters. I have too much to do in the department educational to permit mo to engage in any side issues. I only desire to add. I accepted a call to this city to peform a dcrinite local work, and now with reflection that extraneous ciicuiu stances have passed upon nic, I propose to do that work. To this end I invite the earnest, loyal co-operation of the board of education; of the teachers, who will do all the su perintendent asks when the question of responsibility is determined ; of the pu pils, who know and appreciate good work; of the press, indispensable in the formation of correct puolic sentiment; and of intelligent constituency, who al ready understand this situation better than the manipulators of local politics think. the immediate educational pur poses of this administration are four: First—The remodeling of the course of study and proportionate equip.neut of all departments of work for economic results. Second- The establishment of indus trial education. While tho superintend ent desires the most liberal co-operation In tiiis work, if he cannot have such as sistance he will accomplish the result alone. However, there is every promise of earnest co-operation. January I, IH'JU. is sufficient time for the inauguration of this important department of work. Third -The further economy of child life by leading all workers to a better un derstanding of the mission of individual ism. This will take time. A successful beginning has been made. The public, far and near, must wait for development and for result. Fourth The entire separation of ihe schools from political control, with no recognition in appointments except the conservation of the children's interests. And now, let me ask tfiat the hoard of education take this statement under ad visement until next Monday evening, at which time the entire matter concerning which there has been so much misunder standing, should be placed fully and com pletely in tho hands of the superintend ent for adjustment. The shove Prof H >■ --'--j +vi board to consider and in all fairness he requested that action upon the pending subject be continued until the regular meeting of the board next Monday night. Director Pitman, the chairman ot the con.tnittee which had reported against the individual system, declared that the committee hail the right to return to the class system, now, four weeks before the end of the school year, so that the proper i classifications could be again made. In time to avoid confusion for the next year. Director Pitman thought the Search system a good one. but too epxensive tv be used here at this time. Professor Search's communication was I read and its various intimations of poli tics iv the public schools and other equally interesting insinuatiois brought foi th no audible comment from tne var ious members of the board present. The conclusion of the reading of Super intendent Search's communication gave Director Uardjeei another opportunity to plead for time upon the adoption of the report for a few days tit least. He re newed his motion torn postponement ot I action, but secured no second. ■ Director Kennedy denied tho implied r charge of politics "in thi' report against the individual svslcm. in so far as any action he might take iv iho premises was concerned. Director Fulton, who had been called to the chair by President Hale, made another exhaustive argument again-t undue haste before he put the question lo adopt the committee report. The matter, however, finally came to a vote, after the previous question had been moved, with the following result: For the adoption of the report. Directors Kennedy, Wills, Pitman, Gnfbbi Simonton and President Hale—s. Against tbe adoption of the re port. Directors liarlan and Fulton. Superintendent Search's communica tion for delay was then received and tiled, and the board adjourned. Professor Search refused to be inter viewed upon the action of the board op posing his system. Professor John Davis, residing at the University, raked the hoard fore and | aft after the adjournment, evidently bav i ing the sympathy of a largo number of persons in tho sentiments which he ex pressed individually and collectively to those of the directoras who had voted to discontinue tho individual system. ART TALK AT THE NORMAL By Mr. Jules R. Mersfelder, Who Illus trates as He Chats A Few Suggestions About Architecture, Past and Present, With Some Sketches on the Side Mr. Jules K. Mersfelder gave one of his chalk and charcoal talks yesterday after noon in the assembly room of the normal school. His Opening remarks were some what rambling and were delivered In a very informal manner from a few scat tered notes. He lirst spoke of the imper ative need of giving an art impulse to the growing mind, and suggested the advisa bility of having Well-defined architecture copied, if need be, from that in older countries and after models or designs of architects of established reputation, rather than originating architecture that is bad. Through the middle ages and up to the lime of Napoleon architects were patron ized and encouraged by the nobles, and the results of their work are better worth emulating, or even copying, than tl c buildings which are going up in th<? wes , many of which would give Ruskin the nightmare. "And it is not so much the fault of the architect," said Mr. Mers fcldtr, "as of their clients: it is because the people will have cheap and nonde script architecture, not only in the public buildings but in their residences." Mr. Mersfeldei spoke very flatteringly of a linn of New York architects who have done more for architecture in America | than all else together. On a blackboard j behind him, Mr. Morsfelder had drawn a j copy of the city hall tower in chalk, and | referring to it be said it. was pretty good j architecture, but flimsy, and was built after the design of the Romanesque school, . which was m its turn the child of the j Byzantine. When the Huguenots were drives from France in the sixteenth cen tury they wero compelled to build a cov ering over their steeples. The Cap roof of the city hall tower. Mr. Morsfelder explained, was an illustration of this scheme, but there is a little of the Moor ish mixed with the French. ; The speaker here turned, and rapidly rubbed out the small details on the side I surface of the tower, and with black I chalk made deep shadows and outlined long windows which made an effect that he declared to be more artistic, a decisiou in which many of his audience concurred. Then, using the rest of the surface of tho blackboard, Mr. Mersfelder sketched in quick succession various illustrations to bis running talk of how to teach a child perspective anil composite, how to con centrate tho attention to a certain point, keeping the minor details of composition in harmonious relation to that point. Several little sketches, which were done freely and without apparent previous in tention as to subject and design, grew rapidly under his deft lingers, and which looked when done us easy of accom plishment as the balancing of the historic egg, the only primary ncce sity being, apparently, the "knowing how to do it." Sir. Mersfelder will speak this morning before the Kuskin Art club, at 11:30. OUT FOR THE NIQHT. The Kid Thompson Jury Locked Op— Alva Johnson Taken to Folsom A few witnesses who had heretofore testified in tbe Thompson trial were re called yesterday morning in department one of the superior court, in rebuttal, and very soon aftreward the case was placed in the hands of the attorneys for argu ment. The theories of counsel occupied the minds of the jury till nearly 6 o'clock, when Judge Smith read a voluminous set of instructions to the jury. The bailiff took charge of the jury at 5:20, and after taking one ballot they went to suppefr. At 10:lS they had not yet agreed upon a verdict and tbe court ordered them locked up for the night. Tt is not antici pated that there will be any trouble in securing a verdict of guilty, but it was believed last night that sonic of the jurors objected to imposing the full penalty. Under the law in cases of tiain robbery the verdict of the jury must include the punishment. It Is different in that from murder cases Where a verdict of guilty of murder in the lirst degree means hang ing. In train robbery cases the jury must mention whether the penalty is hanging or a life sentence. Alva Johnson was taken to Folsom to servo his life sentence by Deputy Sheriff McClure on the afternoon train. He left completely broken down In spirit and with hardly a hope of ever leaving th.' penitentiary alive. iTr. Mulkey ITadc No Threats Mr. J. K. Mulkey called at The Herald office yesterday and entered a most em phatic denial of the allegation previously published that he had threatened to shoot the various members of tbe Byrnes family resident in the vicinity of Wash ington and Bush streets. Mr. Mulkey disclaims any ferocious intentions, and staies that tho extent of bis recent alter cation with the taiiuly named was to for bid their trespassing upon some property that ho is agent for. In doing this no in timations of bodily harm were used. 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