Education: Guinea Pigs' Verdict

In 1917 Latin & Greek were staples of the U. S. high-school curriculum. Either because or in spite of that fact, the curriculum was under sharp attack. One of its severest critics, dynamic Dr. Abraham Flexner, then secretary of the Carnegie Foundation, got the Rockefeller General Education Board to start the Lincoln School, an experimental, "progressive" school. It was attached to Columbia University's Teachers College. Today Lincoln School has about 650 pupils in all grades from kindergarten through high school, is counted one of the leading progressive institutions in the U. S. The...

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