The Technical High School
The problem was not, it is true, a new one. The grammar schools had been continuously developing in response to the changing needs of society since the last years of the nineteenth century. Earlier critics had, however, concentrated upon awakening the grammar schools to their new responsibilities and urging a greater attention to the demands of science and technology and the needs of the non-academic child. The claim for a separate secondary technical school implied that the grammar schools had failed in their role as educators of the industrial elite, and that only a new school, free from the old traditions, could adequately meet the needs of an industrial society.