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Third-Co-ordinate colleges not successful:
 
Third-Co-ordinate colleges not successful:
 
The co-ordinate colleges of the country have not been successful as compared with the independent colleges for woman. The only co-ordinate colleges with large enrollment are located in large cities:
 
The co-ordinate colleges of the country have not been successful as compared with the independent colleges for woman. The only co-ordinate colleges with large enrollment are located in large cities:
Radcliffe is in Boston; Barnard is in New York City; Brown is in Providence; Sophie Newcomb is in New Orleans. If the girls who live in the cities where these co-ordinate college are located, are stricken off, the roll of students is found to be comparatively small. Parents will send their girls to such colleges when the girls can board at home, and be under their care, but comparatively few select such colleges when the girls must go from home to board in such colleges. Wellesley, Smith, Vassar all far exceed these co-ordinate colleges in number. Randolph-Macon Woman's  College has more students from State adjoining Louisiana than has Sophie Newcomb in New Orleans, close to the homes of these students. How much day patronage could the co-ordinate college secure from the neighborhood of the  University?
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Radcliffe is in Boston; Barnard is in New York City; Brown is in Providence; Sophie Newcomb is in New Orleans. If the girls who live in the cities where these co-ordinate college are located, are stricken off, the roll of students is found to be comparatively small. Parents will send their girls to such colleges when the girls can board at home, and be under their care, but comparatively few select such colleges when the girls must go from home to board in such colleges. Wellesley, Smith, Vassar all far exceed these co-ordinate colleges in number. Randolph-Macon Woman's  College has more students from State adjoining Louisiana than has Sophie Newcomb in New Orleans, close to the homes of these students. How much day patronage could the co-ordinate college secure from the neighborhood of the  University?
 
Four-Will not furnish high school teachers:
 
Four-Will not furnish high school teachers:
 
The great need of the State is for high school teachers, and whatever action is taken should aim first of all to secure that result.  Experience shows that the University of Virginia does not furnish such teachers now, for our high schools, but they come from the colleges of the State.  There are less than fifty university graduates among the high school teachers.  The atmosphere of the university is not conductive to the growth of such products.  Indeed, President Alderman pleads that the co-ordinate college be placed there in order that the university may be made more democratic in its spirit.  Is not this an amazing proposition?  If the university is not democratic now, and is not turning out teachers for public high schools today, how will conditions be changed by the coming of the college for girls on the other side of Char-
 
The great need of the State is for high school teachers, and whatever action is taken should aim first of all to secure that result.  Experience shows that the University of Virginia does not furnish such teachers now, for our high schools, but they come from the colleges of the State.  There are less than fifty university graduates among the high school teachers.  The atmosphere of the university is not conductive to the growth of such products.  Indeed, President Alderman pleads that the co-ordinate college be placed there in order that the university may be made more democratic in its spirit.  Is not this an amazing proposition?  If the university is not democratic now, and is not turning out teachers for public high schools today, how will conditions be changed by the coming of the college for girls on the other side of Char-

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cases. This statement was not disputed by any of the advocates of the coordinate college at the public hearing. Indeed, little attention, if any, was given to this vital item of cost, and yet, an average cost of $300 for necessary expenses puts the co-ordinate college beyond the reach of the girl of average means. The girls of Virginia need a college, the necessary expenses of attendance upon which will be not over $200. The charges and mode of living at the University at present will dominate the charges at the co-ordinate college. It is not to be expected that it will cost less for girls at Charlottesville than it does for boys. The State to meet the real needs of the girls of Virginia must furnish a college education on the same basis of charges as is now paid at the normal schools, and this will not be the case at the proposed co-ordinate college. Second-Co-ordination has the worst features of co-education: It does not have class room recitations of girls and boys together, which recitations are under the eye of the professor and which is the least objectionable feature of co-education. But this plan provides for common utilities such as Library and Laboratory work and special lecture courses, which are not under the eye of the professor at all, but are free and unrestrained. This means that freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes of boys and girls are to use common utilities in college work. Dr. Alderman, and the University Faculty, and the Board of Visitors, oppose co-education in strong language, but here we have the worst features of co-education. It is seriously proposed to establish a college for woman and require the girls to go a mile, away from the care and supervision of the officers charged with direction of them, to do laboratory and liberty work. What tremendous disadvantage both as to discipline and work are imposed upon this co-ordinate college. What college anywhere requires its students to go a mile to do laboratory and library work and then go back another mile to the dormitory? What waste of time and energy and in cold, stormy weather, what danger to health are involved in this plan. Moreover, this plan ignores the most recent thought of educators concerning college students. The age of entrance upon college life is steadily decreasing, so that the problem with college authorities today is to decide what shall be done with freshman and sophomore students who are not old enough for the freedom given in present day college life. The junior college is one response to this perplexing problem. But this plan puts young girls in freshman and sophomore, who really are not old enough to be granted the freedom of ordinary college life in the co-ordinate college of the University of Virginia. Wise parents and friends will hesitate before they send their daughters to a college with such disadvantages as to discipline and work. Third-Co-ordinate colleges not successful: The co-ordinate colleges of the country have not been successful as compared with the independent colleges for woman. The only co-ordinate colleges with large enrollment are located in large cities: Radcliffe is in Boston; Barnard is in New York City; Brown is in Providence; Sophie Newcomb is in New Orleans. If the girls who live in the cities where these co-ordinate college are located, are stricken off, the roll of students is found to be comparatively small. Parents will send their girls to such colleges when the girls can board at home, and be under their care, but comparatively few select such colleges when the girls must go from home to board in such colleges. Wellesley, Smith, Vassar all far exceed these co-ordinate colleges in number. Randolph-Macon Woman's College has more students from State adjoining Louisiana than has Sophie Newcomb in New Orleans, close to the homes of these students. How much day patronage could the co-ordinate college secure from the neighborhood of the University? Four-Will not furnish high school teachers: The great need of the State is for high school teachers, and whatever action is taken should aim first of all to secure that result. Experience shows that the University of Virginia does not furnish such teachers now, for our high schools, but they come from the colleges of the State. There are less than fifty university graduates among the high school teachers. The atmosphere of the university is not conductive to the growth of such products. Indeed, President Alderman pleads that the co-ordinate college be placed there in order that the university may be made more democratic in its spirit. Is not this an amazing proposition? If the university is not democratic now, and is not turning out teachers for public high schools today, how will conditions be changed by the coming of the college for girls on the other side of Char-