Education: Folklore

From his busy little office in Boston, salty old Porter Sargent, whose sharp eyes and ears miss very little that is written or said about U. S. education, last week issued his annual report on the state of the nation's biggest business.* Mr. Sargent, prefacing the 23rd edition of his famed handbook of private schools with a 160-page sound-off,† found the state of education more than normally alarming. During the year private schools, for example, were sharply criticized—luxurious Lawrenceville's Headmaster Allan V. Heely went so far as to call them an expensive and perhaps useless luxury. Independent old Mr. Sargent seconded...

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