Henry Clay Hall is noted in History of San Mateo County, California (Chicago, Ill.:S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1928)
as follows: "In 1893 he became president of the County Board of Education and, at once, gave the schools of the whole county a course of study that made every one of them better than it had ever been before. He was a tireless, prolific worker for advancement. His modern ideas and his ability to present them created BITTER PERSONAL OPPOSITION and he was forced to go through considerable turmoil."
Could anyone tell me what this "opposition" was and what the "considerable turmoil" was?
It was bad enough for this educator to move across the Bay and abandon a long career in San Mateo education.