Education: Report Card

¶ Waspish Philosopher Mortimer (Great Books) Adler took another buzzing stab at the "babysitting" aspects of U.S. education. Currently, said Adler in a speech before a secondary-school educators' meeting of the National Catholic Educational Association in San Francisco, the schools do not prepare pupils to go on learning in their leisure time. Adler's recommendation: do away with all vocational training in lower schools and give every student a liberal-arts education up through the bachelor's-degree level.

¶ Already the recipient of $1,750,000 from the Sealantic Fund (John D. Rockefeller Jr.) for its theology faculty,...

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