October 27, 1913
Teachers of Josephine and Jackson counties at their institute held in Grants Pass last week passed resolutions recommending sweeping changes in the school system in vogue, and for the support of educational measures coming through before the voters at the referendum election November 4. They recommend the support of the Millage bill in 1914 for the reason that it takes the schools out of politics and further urges industrial fairs.
The resolutions in part are as follows:
"That we recommend to the state superintendent to take steps leading to necessary legislation in securing (1) Standardization of the high schools of the state of Oregon. We feel that with such a system of stndardization and the help of state high school inspector, much good may result to work done in our high schools.
(2) The abolishing of the present state eighth grade examinations. We feel that these formal examinations have already served their purpose to al the good that may come therefrom, and that in their present application they cause the loss of nearly one-half year of school work."