Education: Who Should Go to College?

The U.S. likes to think its educational system as good as any in the world. That doesn't mean that the U.S. is satisfied with it. Recently, educators have been insisting, louder & louder, that it isn't anywhere near good enough. What's wrong with it? Seventeen months ago, Harry Truman appointed a commission of 28 clergymen, educators, businessmen, and editors to find out. Last week the commission, headed by the American Council on Education's President George Zook,* published the first two volumes of a six-volume report.

Objectives. The commission came to a familiar conclusion, but...

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