This section is from the book "Principles Of Sociology With Educational Applications", by Frederick R. Clow. Also available from Amazon: Principles of sociology with educational applications.
This varying composition of the population has important results in the social life of a community. The fuller discussion of these will come in Chapters VI and VII. One result for education will be noticed here. A genetic community has its standards and holds to them so tenaciously that it is difficult to get anything new accepted. In a demotic community, on the other hand, there may simply be no standards in such an intricate matter as education; the diverse elements in the population came there with standards so different that no one standard could be established. Ideals are a chaos; new ideals have to grow, and the material ones are likely to grow first. Report comes from a new city in the West to the effect that only strong and well-prepared teachers who can supply the ideals are wanted; they will be given a free hand in doing this, and will be paid liberally for it, but they must show results soon.