Education: Doubtful Remedy

How much do people remember of what they learn in school? Results of an examination given to 7,000 high-school graduates, now freshmen in 36 colleges from coast to coast, were published last week by the New York Times. They revealed that this group included:

> Many who had forgotten, mislearned or never learned many details of U.S. history.

> Some with a sense of humor.

> Some with political heresies.

"Inescapable," concluded the Times, was the conclusion that to make U.S. history a compulsory college course would be one way of remedying the situation.*...

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