Education: Public v. Schools

Like U. S. Congressmen, U. S. educators keep an alert ear cocked at their constituents. They seldom hear much. Aside from a noisy minority of taxpayers, patriots and zealous parents, most citizens take their schools for granted, do little kibitzing. But last week, in a Gallup poll arranged by the American Council on Education and its subsidiary, the American Youth Commission, the U. S. people told what they thought about their schools. Some findings:

>To the question, "Is too much importance placed on education these days?" 73% said "No." Of the 21% who said...

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