Squaring the Circle Final Pronouncements On the Purpose of Schools

Last week was open season for or lack potshots of at the educational system, or lack of system — in the United States. College presidents made speches; The New York Times got up a symposium; a federation of women's clubs in Chicago issued local programs; nearly every serious-minded monthly magazine carried signed articles on the general topic; and, by a coincidence, there appeared a letter from President Harding in which he makes some timely remarks on the teaching of history.

Most of it had something to do with...

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