Education: Healthily Modern

Most of the 2,500,000 children in U. S. Catholic parochial schools get an old-fashioned schooling, and most Catholic educators have no kind word for progressive education. One exception is brainy, brawny George Johnson, head of Catholic University's education department and educational director of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. Four years ago Dr. Johnson started a model elementary school attached to Catholic U.'s Sisters College, which trains nuns to teach in parochial schools. Aware that the strict curriculum of parochial schools (which enroll half of U. S. Catholic children) repelled many a Catholic parent, Dr. Johnson decided to take a leaf from...

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