George Herbert Betts (1868-1934), was an American educator, and writer. He was a religious person and a member of Methodist Episcopal Church and always stood for connection between religion and education. His Ph.D. he received in Columbia University in 1909. His teaching career had a very wide geography and resulted in various works on teaching methodology, pedagogics and their interconnection with Christian religion.
New Ideals in Rural Schools is a work on pedagogics by George Herbert Betts. It is mostly devoted to the state of education system in American countryside. It is a thorough analysis of upsides and downsides, of problems and perspectives, of all social movements around rural education and, of course, of place of morals in this system. It is a perfect example of how children’s minds, and thus the face of entire nation is shaped by education and it would be a very enlightening reading for every one interested in this subject, regardless of one’s religiousness.