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Topic: Timely topics
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Evan Romer

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Timely topics
Posted: Oct 3, 2013 7:46 PM
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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, ...

> "How Shall a Teacher Employ His Time Out of School? Should His
> 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

> the Department of Education to talk to the teachers when they could
> do as well themselves.

Timely in 1871, still timely 142 years later.

Evan Romer
Susquehanna Valley HS
Conklin NY

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