The Salem Normal School: Past, Present, and Future

  title={The Salem Normal School: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={J. A. Pitman},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  pages={416 - 430}
  • J. Pitman
  • Published 1 February 1930
  • Education
  • The Elementary School Journal
A full century has passed since the beginning of the revival of education in Massachusetts which a decade later gave birth to the first normal school in America. Then followed, for the remainder of the first quarter of that century, a period of storm and stress in which the professional schools of this type were constantly attacked by the public press, platform, and pulpit and, most bitterly of all, by organized groups of alleged educators, who, in 1840, carried their fight into the state…