Education: Ready for Discontent

As commencement speaker at the University of Miami, Editor Ralph McGill of the Atlanta Constitution was filling an uneasy role. "I am not sure I approve," he said, "of the tradition which calls for a commencement address ... It has sometimes been my idea that instead of a speaker offering sage advice, it would be a far better idea to place before a graduating audience a fine symphony ... or a magnificent ballet, and when this had been completed, to say; 'Ladies and gentlemen, life can be very lovely or very sad. It probably...

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