A Modern School is a 23-page occasional paper, written by Abraham Flexner and published in 1916 by The General Education Board. Flexner (1866-1959) was an American educator and education reformer. The occasional paper presented here addresses many of the perceived failings of the public school system circa 1916 and suggests several reforms. The General Education Board was established by John D. Rockefeller in 1903. According to the Rockefeller Foundation, the board was established to aid education in the U.S. without distinction of race, sex or creed, and was active in promoting the public school movement in the early part of the 20th century. The General Education Board ceased activities in 1964.