Education: How High Is Up?

Higher education flunked its exams last week at two educational conferences:

¶ In Atlanta, the University of Chicago's President Ernest C. Colwell* told Southern colleagues that only a dozen U.S. universities deserved the name. (He declined to identify them.) Added Colwell: "Universities cannot be rapidly multiplied in number, nor can their output of graduates be increased,.except as quality is lost. It must follow then, as night follows day, that the G.I.s in the universities (though not necessarily in the colleges) will be shortchanged . . ."

¶ In Buck Hill Falls, Pa., 100 doctors, lawyers, businessmen, clergymen and engineers sat down to...

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