Education: Ignorant Know-lt-AII?

The average U.S. student is "overeducated . . . one who thinks he knows all the answers." The critic was Chicago's Edwin R. Embree, president of the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Added Dr. Embree: the average U.S. undergraduate lacks curiosity, has little or no understanding of his own motivations, is intellectually unfit to have a vote in world affairs. The cause: too much natural science, "too much fealty to the rote of the textbook." Suggested improvement: more attention to the social and psychological sciences.


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