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Identifier: ellaflaggyoungan00mcma2
Title: Ella Flagg Young and a half-century of the Chicago public schools
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: McManis, John T., 1870-
Subjects: Young, Ella Flagg, 1845-1918 Public schools — Illinois Chicago
Publisher: Chicago, A.C. McClurg & co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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bt in her school as to theposition Mrs. Young held in matters of conduct. Shemeant business always. In discipline she was severebut just, permitting no half-way measures, yet allowingeach one as much freedom as he knew how to makeuse of in his work. Noise never troubled her in a roomif by It children were getting something done. Herpower to know what was going on within the schoolwas uncanny, says one of her former teachers. Appar-ently without effort she always knew where trouble wasor where things were moving smoothly. Her severity was intellectual. Beneath It all wasthe deepest sympathy and humaneness. She felt herown Incapacity to express adequately her feelings, andon many an occasion asked some of her Intimate friendsIn her school to do some mission of kindliness becauseshe had not the power to do it herself. If a teacheror a pupil was In trouble she was the first to help Insome direct or Indirect way. The loyalty felt by allmembers of the school for Its Interests was one of the

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Building a City School 71 most noteworthy parts of the old Skinner School. Asin all the other positions she held, Mrs. Young boundthe members of this school to her as life-long friends.Her memory for names of children persisted longbeyond their school days, and she has been known torecall instantly the name of some urchin of SkinnerSchool days in the bearded man. Two pictures of heras she appeared then, one drawn by a teacher, the otherby a child, are indicative of the spirit of the womanwho could thus inspire and hold friendships. Theteacher wrote: It IS very rare, I think, that one finds a woman who will doas much for other women as Mrs. Young did for her teachers.Ever mindful of our comfort and pleasure, she suggested thatwe spend an evening once in two weeks at her home for ourclub instead of the schoolroom, giving us an opportunity to gohome, shake the dust of the schoolroom from our clothes, andfeel freshened for our evenings work. In appearance, when I first knew her, Mrs. Youn

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