Education: Sharks, Suckers, Flying Fish

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Over such glowing phrases in the advertisements of commercial correspondence schools, Psychologists Charles Bird and Donald G. Paterson of the University of Minnesota last week scattered a pamphletful of statistical ashes.

Questioned and tested in the University's Employment Stabilization Research Institute were 294 men, one-third of them employed, who had tried or were trying to improve their occupational status by correspondence study. Most of them had been between 20 and 30 when they enrolled. Their courses had cost from...

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