Jefferson, Mark

Jefferson, Mark (Sylvester William)

(1863–1949) geographer; born in Melrose, Mass. He interrupted his studies at Boston University (B.U.) in 1883 to work at the National Observatory in Cordoba, Argentina, graduating from B.U. in 1889. He then taught in Massachusetts public schools, becoming superintendent of schools in Lexington (1893–96); he earned his Harvard M.A. in 1898. From 1901 to 1939 he was in charge of geography at Ypsilanti's Normal College (now Eastern Michian University). A skilled linguist, enthusiastic fieldworker, and prolific writer, he published numerous articles and books; among his better known books are Men in Europe (1924), Principles of Geography (1926), and Man in the United States (1933).
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Gatto provides quotes from those who pushed compulsory schooling--like Horace Mann, who called schools the "best jail"--and examples of famous compulsory school dropouts past and present, including Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Warren Buffet.
His side having declared on 234-6, Lancashire's Dominic Cork then removed Will Jefferson, Mark Wagh and Samit Patel in quick succession, but Chris Read (71 not out) played a captain's innings to save the visitors.
His side having declared on 234-6, Lancashire's Dominic Cork then removed Will Jefferson, Mark Wagh and Samit Patel in quick succession but Chris Read (71 not out) played a captain's innings to save the visitors.
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