Discussions with Robert Lewis Dabney, 1892 State Education

“Every experienced teacher knows that pupils educate each other more than he educates them.  The thousand nameless influences — literary, social, moral, — not only on the play ground but of the school room, the whispered conversation, the clandestine note, the sly grimace, the sly pinch, the good or bad recitation, mould the plastic character of children far more than the most faithful teacher’s hand. ”  Dabney on The State Free School System” (Volume 111 of Discussions with Robert Lewis Dabney, 1892)

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