Today I picked up a book entitled, "A History of Trumansburg, NY, 1792-1967," opened it to a random page, and found the following passage:
> September 3, 1871 the Tompkins County Teachers' Association was > organized. The first session was held at the new Opera Hall.... There > were lectures on such varied subjects as Physiology, Astronomy, ... and > "How Shall a Teacher Employ His Time Out of School? Should His Reading > Extend Beyond His Text-Books?" > > There were discussions on such timely topics as the wisdom of keeping > pupils after school (not wise) and the absurdity of sending a man from > the Department of Education to talk to the teachers when they could > do as well themselves.