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...

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