Education: Speed-up or Charlatanism?

Should bright youngsters who have finished junior year in high school be allowed to skip into college, earn both a high-school diploma and a year of college credits at the same time? This plan was recommended last fortnight by a joint committee of the National Education Association and the American Association of School Administrators. The committee predicted, its widespread adoption by next autumn.

Purpose, said President Edmund Ezra Day of Cornell, is to "give young men a 'toe hold.' in college before they enter military service. ... If we don't do this,...

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