tarved by parsimony.
Any hovel would answer for a schoolhouse, any primer would do for a text-book, any farmer's apprentice was competent to keep school.
George H. Martin, the present secretary of the Board of Education, and therefore a successor of Horace Mann, in his book which has become a standard, The Evolution of the Massachusetts Public School System, says,
The Evolution of the Massachusetts Public School System: a Historical Sketch, by George H. Martin, A. M., Supervisor of Public Schools, Boston.
New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1904. P. 146. The majority of Massachusetts citizens were torpid, so far as school interests were concerned, or if arle state pride usually leads to the choice of one's own state to head the list in educational history, uniformly the second place is assigned to Massachusetts.
Martin's Massachusetts Public School System, Editor's Preface.
There is one name that stands out above all others in the early years of the educational revival, that