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FROM ITS FORMATION IN 1847:
WITH A LIST OF ITS
OFFICERS AND MEMBERS.
AS IS THE TEACHER, SO IS THE SCHOOL.
PRINTED BY SCOTT & BASCOM.
HISTORY AND PROCEEDINGS
OHIO STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.
THE desirableness of forming a STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION, had for several years been a theme of deliberation among the active friends of Education in the State, but no decided action on the subject was taken till the Fall of 1847, when, at Teachers' Institutes held in several different counties, M. F. Cowdery, Lorin Andrews, A. D. Lord, Wm. Bowen, Josiah Hurty, and M. D. Leggett, were appointed a committee to take into consideration the propriety of forming such an Association, and to fix upon the time and place of meeting for that purpose: the notice of the contemplated convention was in due time published.
FORMATION OF THE ASSOCIATION.
In accordance with the above named notice, delegates representing eleven counties assembled at Akron on the 30th of December, 1847, to organize a State Teachers' Association, and adopted the following Constitution:
As a means of elevating the profession of Teaching, and of promoting the interests of schools in Ohio, we whose names are affixed associate ourselves together under the following