Education: Bachelors of Mars

How much of what a citizen soldier learns is useful in later life? That depends a good deal on the soldier, but educators will not admit that it all depends on him. For returning veterans who want to go on with their schooling, educators are now trying to evaluate war's lessons in terms of academic credits.

After World War I, many a school and college adopted an all-thumbs rule-of-thumb which gave veterans too much credit, put them in advanced courses for which they were unprepared. Result: wholesale flunking. Now the American Council on Education, working closely with the armed services, is...

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