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Wednesday
Mar182009

The Public School of Tomorrow (1912)

The March 7, 1912 Spirit Lake Beacon (Spirit Lake, IA) published a piece by V.A. Arnold titled, "The Public School of Tomorrow."

It's interesting to see transportation discussed as a way to revolutionize education in the early 20th century. An excerpt from the piece appears below, along with the article in its entirety.

Our future transportation for the school of tomorrow will be the automobile, interurban railway, mono railway, gyroscope car, overhead cable car, pneumaticair pressure tubes, flying machines and other means of travel, which future geniuses may develop. Distance will be annihilated and many miles will be as one mile today. Population will be more dense in our rural districts and there will be a family on every forty acres or less.

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Reader Comments (1)

I like that they are so confident in future transportation that they predict distance will be "annihilated."

It's like the the space between locations is a rival they feel humiliated by.

March 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDave

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