Education: The Facts

The vicar was shocked. For three months, on a hop-skip-&-jump tour of the U.S., he had talked to young people about their morals. Last week, back home at London's Holy Trinity Church, the Rev. Bryan Green shocked his congregation. "The morals of American students are deplorable," he said. "In the state universities at least 90% of the men students and 69% of the women have sex relations outside marriage. Intimacy between high-school students is very common."

U.S. editors and educators took the bait. Cried Josephus Daniels in the Raleigh News & Observer; "There was a time when a man uttering such...

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