Education: Better, Not More

Hugh Russell Fraser's U.S. history hobbyhorse got the bit in its teeth last week, galloped right out of the New York Times paddock. Three months ago Fraser was a temporary Times expert on history teaching. Together they steamed up a busy U.S. by charges that high-school graduates know little or no U.S. history (TIME, April 12). Fraser charged that schools neglect the subject. Last week it was clear the Times and Fraser were of two minds.

The Times warmly endorsed a new Rockefeller-financed survey of history teaching under the University of Minnesota's professor...

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