Education: Finch & Current Events

Fashionable Finch, which has been one of the most famed of U.S. girls' finishing schools, has decided that its debutante students need starting off rather than finishing. Founder-President Jessica Garretson Finch Cosgrave announced a new policy: every Finch girl, before she graduates, must know how to make a living.

Finch (annual fee for boarders: $1,800; day students, $700) caters to the daughters of wealthy families who like their girls to be artified and musicked. But Mrs. Cosgrave, who believes in feminine independence, has tried since 1929 to persuade parents that, in a world...

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