It is not necessary to remind you that American education in general is just now on a rising tide of interest in our scholastic standards. How long that tide has been rising was shown to me a few weeks ago when I was present, by invitation, at a meeting of the senate of the Methodist Episcopal Church. I found there a body of men, engaged in fixing, at a high level, the standard for collegiate institutions to be recognized and in a measure supported by that religious society, and I learned that the far-reaching action of this senate at its latest meeting is the culmination of labors in which the same body has been engaged for twenty years.
There are, of course, other endeavors of a somewhat similar character which have been in progress over much longer periods. Good movements do not begin and end. They arise