Education: Humiliation & Prayer

At North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, Professor William Hand Browne examined his class in electrical engineering. Chagrined and grieved was he to discover, when he had graded all the papers, that the average mark of the class was 12½%.

When Professor Browne's students went to his classroom last week, they were surprised to find his door closed. Fixed upon it was this sign: "The papers from the class are the poorest I ever got in 20 years of teaching. ... It would be wise not to bother me for the...

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