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F ur mor e th a n tw en ty-fhe yea r s, it has been m y good fo rtun ~ Lu kn o \Y Lh e Peru Stat e N orm a l School, its fac ulty a nd its g r a duates. As a publi c sc hoo l s up erintendent, it has been my d uty to vis it th e ca m p us fr om year t o yea r in sear ch o f t each er s. l t is only f air t o sa y th at a m ong th e m a ny t eacher s selected, th er e w as n o d isa ppointment in I:J er so n a l charact er , or in s uita ble prepa r a tion fo r th e t ea chcr 路s work. And m y experi ence is b ut a r epetiti on of th a t of other sc hoo l m en . Th e prEse nt is a peri od of r ea d.i us tment in ever y line of huma n endea vo r. 'I hi s is espec ia lly tru e in t eacher tra inin g. The war peri od of hi g h salaries a nd low st a nda rds in q ua lificati on for teachin g is pass ing . Th e people a s a wh ole deem it better t o r ea djust qu a lifications r a th er th a n t o lower sa la ri es. H ence m or e s tud ents ente r t eacher training institutions a nd r ema in fo r longer a nd better prepara tion. The N ebras ka St a t e N ormal schools a r e developing into colleg e;; fo r t ea chers. Secondary or hi gh school wo rk can no lon ge r be cons id er ed a pa rt of th e college, but must tak e its place as prepa r a tion fo r the college. Th e hig h school must also ser ve a s a tra ining scho ol f or the stud ents w ho a r e to becom e hi g h school t each er s on co mple ti on of th e f ull f our year s of college. The tra ining school thus becom es a complet e syst em of g r a ded sc hools , beginning with th e kinder garten a nd including all g rad es as vvell as th e complet e fo ur ye<:u hig h schooL Brig ht a s has been th e reco r d of "o ld P eru " as a N orma l Schoo l a still brighter f utu re is in store fo r this instituti on as a T eacher s 路 College. E ver y loyal Peru via n-stud ent, fac ulty m ember. a nd f ri end of t each er t raining,- w ill co ntinu e t o be a n acti ve fac t or fo r better tea cher s and bett er schools for th e children of ou r st a t e. W orkin g t og eth er f or th e sa m e end , it mu st be th a t we sha ll r ea lize our fo ndest hopes in th e up-buildin g of t he institution we a ll love. A . L.

CAVI NESS.

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1922 - The Peruvian  

1922 yearbook for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska

1922 - The Peruvian  

1922 yearbook for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska

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