Education: Responsible to Truth

In an article in the September Century, Dr. Alexander Meikeljohn, no longer of Amherst, conducts a Socratic discussion with himself on the question of the responsibility of the President and faculty of a college. It develops that the President and faculty are not responsible to the students, the parents of students, the public, the benefactors, the alumni, the Church, the trustees, the State. They cannot be responsible to themselves. To whom, then, are they responsible? " There are, I think, two relationships in which the scholar feels and acknowledges responsibility. The first...

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