Education: Plain Words from the Dean

Millicent Carey Mclntosh believes in speaking her mind. She has been doing it for 26 years as a teacher of girls (at Bryn Mawr and Brearley), and for the past year as dean of Barnard, Columbia University's little sister. Last week, at the New York Herald Tribune's annual forum, Dean Mclntosh made one of her most outspoken speeches, which had considerably more muscle than the inaugural address of Columbia's President Eisenhower (TIME, Oct. 25). Said she:

"Our highly esteemed civilization . . . destroys the very qualities which have produced it: initiative, independence, intellectual resourcefulness. A generation . . . born in...

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