Education: Cheater Children

Unless integrity is at discount in Manhattan as compared with the average school community, school children are sly and mousing when taking examinations. That was the inference the National Vocational Guidance Association could but draw from a paper read before it last week at its meeting in Washington, by Dr. Mark A. May, research specialist of Columbia Teachers' College. He had conducted "a long series of psychiatric tests" upon 245 urchins in a Manhattan public school. When eagle-eyed instructors brooded over the scene to make peeking, cribbing and question-whispering practically impossible,...

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