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1922 Excerpt: ...education with its executive officers, a
superintendent whose duties were largely managerial and clerical
and a principal whose duties were professional, could compete with
the privately endowed academy and this in spite of very great
difficulties inherent in the special enabling act and the general
school law.20 However the early history of the school shows the
persistence of numerous academic traditions such as annual
celebrations, a preceptress for the female department, and boarding
privileges for a limited number of boys. The attitude of the
Regents seems to have been favorable. In 1850 the Board first
satisfied itself that the requirements were met as regards age of
pupils and a separate building for instruction and then unanimously
passed a resolution constituting the school an academy, "
sufficient provision being also made that the organization,
government and reports of the common schools, also under the care
of the said board of education are altogether distinct and
separate."21 In the same year a request for recognition of a
department of teacher-training was refused on the ground of the
inadvisability of making a change in the existing arrangement
within the county.22 Three years later this privilege was given and
the union school then lacked nothing of full participation with the
academies in the benefits of the state system of secondary,
education. b New York (City) Free Academy, 1848-66. We have seen
that not only Stuyvesant but the founders and promoters of the New
York High School Society and the Public School Society had
recognized the superior public educational advantages of New York's
commercial rival, Boston. From 1839 on, a few of the graduates of
the public schools were given scholarships to Columbia College and
New York U...
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University of the State of New York.
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