Sarah H. Kistler's Essay "The Evolution of the Fittest Education", 1901

Essay

In her essay titled "The Evolution of the Fittest Education," Sarah H. Kistler analyzed the education system in the United States. She wrote that education "should be the whole system of preparation of youth for the life and work coming to the individual, to help on the pregress of the race by his influecne with, and work for , the fellow man. She explained that education recently shifted from the "monastical classical" to the "modern liberal education." Unlike previous students who studied dead languages and outdated subjects, the new students are studying in preparation for the "real world."