Education: From A to Zook

George Zook worked his way through the University of Kansas driving a hearse. In 40 years of education work, he has never lost the undertaker's portentous, self-effacing efficiency. As president of the American Council on Education, a "holding company" for 118 private educational groups,* Zook is the profession's No. 1 lobbyist.

Last week 61-year-old George Zook realized a lobbyist's prize dream: he presided at the first meeting of a 30-man National Commission on Higher Education, appointed by President Truman to find out what is wrong with U.S. college education. At the White House he...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!