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Page 17 of Kentucky Negro Educational Association Journal v.21 n.1

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illg this information available in understandable language to teachers and parents so that they may use it in working with their children. Not long ago an ex- ample came to my attention of a boy now eight years of age who already has caught the vision of becoming something better than his immediate family sur- roundings would encourage him to become. Accordingly he has associated himself with another boy who is on the upgrade and has joined a church different from that where his parents claim membership and is looking for associates and situations which enable him to become a higher type of citizen than that which his home surroundings will provide. His mother, divorced from her first hus- band, has married another man who is a racketeer, and the home situation is not conducive to the better way of life. Because of what goes on in this home, he frequently spends week ends with his aunt in order to avoid having to go through the degrading Saturday night and Sunday orgies in his home. The boy is not strong physically because he does not secure the proper food, but has great enthusiasm to become a fine man and perhaps to render some outstanding service. Teachers will generally welcome information of this kind from prin- cipals and use it to great advantage in planning the part they will play in enabling students like this to develop to their optimum. This is not all, of course, there are thousands of opportunities to bring teachers information that will contribute directly toward special units of work or projects they are carrying on in their classrooms-information that may be secured from magazines, newspapers, books and other sources that come to the attention of the principals but which may not come to the attention of the teacher. Such contributions are a direct help in promoting the work that the teachers are doing for the pupils. Also principals may investigate for the benefit of parents and teachers new opportunities that they do not see because they are envolved in working on details. Principals, for example, attend meetings and especially conferences with the superintendent of schools or the state teachers association, where new ideas are exchanged. He may bring these ideas back to the teacher and help her plan so that what she does contributes directly toward the current program in education for that respective community and school. However, it is impor- THE DOMESTIC LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO. Strength * Service * Security 29 Tears of Satisfactory Service OVER 3 MILLION DOLLARS PAID TO POLICYHOLDERS $793,872 Surplus to Policyholders $1,920,438 Policy Reserves Has Purchased $2,274,560 U. S. Government Bonds and Insured Stock. All just claims paid promptly and cheerfully. Insure in the Domestic and help make joys for your sons and daughters W. L. Sanders, President J. E. Smith, Vice Pres. R. D. Terry, Secretary and Agency Director Clarence Young, Treas. J. A. Redd, Vice Pres. & Auditor 17 I

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