Education: Pinkerton Academy

It has become the fashion for critics of higher education in the U. S. to point with pride to Oxford, whether they have ever been there or not, as the archetype of all that is liberal and humanistic in a university. Nor is the comparison without color on many academic counts. On the social side, however, much is left unsaid. On Oxford's rule-books stand many quaint restrictions hanging over from the crabbed past—curfew hours, the wearing of gowns (however abbreviated and however disreputably tattered), places to be seen in and not to be seen in, absence...

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