Among the later utterances of that "uncommon Commoner," the late William Jennings Bryan (TIME, Aug. 3, POLITICAL NOTES), was this: "A religion that did not appeal to any but college graduates would be over the heads or under the feet of 99% of the people."
"Here," answered The New York Times, "is where the possibility of compromise enters. It would be based on the principle of the adjustable curriculum." And the Times offered the following sample syllabus of studies:
1) Origin of Man:
(a) Primary and junior high school grades...