Clipped From Corsicana Daily Sun
Bus Routes Cited ' "Grandfather had to get up at 4:00 to walk 10 miles through a , blizzard to get to school, so he says. ( Maybe he exaggerated, but, you •'•gut the general ides. Today we have schools well within grandfather's grandfather's ten-mile radius with school buses for no other .reason than to transport those not within miles of the school. two ."Today if you step into a school about noon, you smell the appetizing appetizing aroma of freshly prepared, hot food, while fifty years ago you might be nauseated by the odor of stale sausage, cold fried eggs and onions, brought from home by the pupils. Many Achievement* "In 1854, the state allottment per child was 62c, today It Is over $62. The age limit has expanded from 8-14 to today's 6-17. The number of. 'teachers has advanced from a meager 1,500 to 60,000; their salary has risen from $200 to over $3,000. And the text books have evolved from volumes of fine print on poor paper, purchased by the individual, individual, to the evar Improving free text book of today designed to hold the tintercst and meet the educa- .tlonal needs of today's student. "A history of Texas education covering the past hundred years can be little else than a chronicle of achievement. It must record both an actual and a relative increase increase in school attendance, marked, marked, improvement in school buildings and equipment, greater expenditures expenditures per, scholastic, and a re- markable development , education. in higher "Mirabeau Lamar, the father of ' Texas education, delivered this motto which has been foremost in the minds of Texas educators: 'A .cultivated mind is the only guardian guardian genius of Democracy; It is the only dictator that free men acknowledge acknowledge and the only security th'ct free men desire.' If Lamar could see our schools of today, he would be amazied and proud of our tremendous development in the field.of education, this first hundred hundred years."