Education: Challenge

A woman who had just heard him lecture asked the late, great Chicago educator, Francis Wayland Parker:

"How early can I begin the education of my child?"

"When will your child be born?"

"Born?" she gasped. "Why, he is already five years old!"

"My goodness, woman," he cried, "don't stand here talking to me—hurry home—already you have lost the best five years."

The Survey Graphic, "magazine of social interpretation," thus keynoted "the challenge of democracy to education" in its October issue last week. Survey Graphic last February began an attempt to arouse sluggish U. S. democrats...

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