Education: Semimonthly Tolerance

Whether character (or virtue) can be taught is an old, old subject of debate among pedagogues and theologians. Modern educators agree that virtue (which they describe as good habits and attitudes) can be taught, but they argue over how. Most of them believe that desirable attitudes such as kindness, cooperativeness, tolerance can be developed in men & women only by daily, indirect training from birth.

Last week, fearing that intolerance is spreading over the world so rapidly that little time is left to head it off, New York City's Board of Education decided to...

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