Education: Old Progressive

Progressive education last week was compared, by one of its high priests, to Christianity. Burton Philander Fowler, veteran progressive educator and Presbyterian, wrote in the New York Times that the trouble with the two systems is that they have not been tried.

Fowler has had almost twoscore years of educational experience, in public high schools in three states, as a college (Sarah Lawrence) and library trustee and, for 18 years, as headmaster of well-equipped, successful, Du Pont-backed Tower Hill School at Wilmington, Del. He is still as firm in the progressive faith as when...

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