Education: Examine the Parents

One-sixth of the college population should be sacked. So says Dean Christian Gauss of Princeton, in Scribner's magazine for October. He further states that a good college course costs the boy's parents and the college endowment fund from $8,000 to $10,000; asks that money be saved by putting certain boys to work.

"I would examine the parents upon their fitness to have a son in college and most certainly upon their qualifications to decide wheth-er he should go there. Where parents fail to pass, the matter should be left for decision to the...

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