When the Twelfth International Congress of Secondary Education finished sessions at Brussels last week many a new plan for bettering educational systems had been mulled over, debated. Principal defects noted in present systems: 1) Most secondary school pupils are overworked;
2) Children of rich parents are taught by invidious, though unconscious, example that anything can be had without work;
3) There has been not enough emphasis on self-culture, too much on piecemeal amassing of practically valueless facts.
Remedies suggested: Classes should have not more than 30 pupils. Instruction-periods in the school week should be...