Education: Cut the Cloth

"Are the schools acting as baby sitters? Are they seeking to perform the functions of the home? Are they including in their training specialties designed more to attract children and parents than to school the children themselves?"

These sharp questions were asked last week by Kenneth C. Royall, chairman of the New York State Committee on Education and onetime Secretary of the Army (1947-49). What Royall said next was a severe jolt to the 800 citizens gathered in Manhattan for the state conference, a prelude to the White House Conference on Education which begins in Washington Nov. 28 (TIME, Sept. 12). The...

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