THE BEST INDEX TO COMMUNITY HEALTH IS THE PHYSICAL WELFARE OF SCHOOL CHILDREN

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  • William H. Allen Former Secretary of the New York Committee on Physical Welfare of School Childre

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Compulsory education laws, the gregarious instinct of children, the ambition of parents, their self-interest, and the activities of child-labor committees combine to-day to insure that one or more representatives of practically every family in the United States will be in public, parochial, or private schools for some part of the year. The purpose of having these families represented in school is not only to give the children themselves the education which is regarded as a fundamental right of the American child, but to protect the community against the social and industrial evils and the dangers that result from ignorance. Great sacrifices are made by state, individual taxpayer, and individual parent in order that children and state may be benefited by education. Almost no resistance is found to any demand made upon parent or taxpayer, if it can be shown that compliance will remove obstructions to school progress. If, therefore, by any chance, we can find at school a test of home conditions affecting both the child's health and his progress at school, it will be easy, in the name of the school, to correct those conditions, just as it will be easy to read the index, because the child is under state control for six hours a day for the greater part of the years from six to fourteen

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William H. Allen, Former Secretary of the New York Committee on Physical Welfare of School Childre

Secretary, Bureau of Municipal Research; Former Secretary of the New York Committee on Physical Welfare of School Children

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2011-07-05

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ALLEN, W. H. THE BEST INDEX TO COMMUNITY HEALTH IS THE PHYSICAL WELFARE OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. Hygeia - Revista Brasileira de Geografia Médica e da Saúde, [S. l.], v. 7, n. 12, 2011. Disponível em: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/hygeia/article/view/17044. Acesso em: 14 ago. 2022.

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