Education: Course in Babies

Does formal education break down a school girl's maternal instinct? Helen Parkhurst, head of Manhattan's flourishing Dalton School, thinks it does. She believes a girl's interest in babies diminishes from her freshman to her senior year in high school, is further lessened in college. By the time many a college girl marries, thinks Miss Parkhurst, she is distinctly uninterested in babies. What to do about it? Miss Parkhurst has an idea.

Last week at the Dalton School, just off Park Avenue, arrived a batch of bright new babies. They had been carefully picked for...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!