Education: The Indispensable Men

In spite of its traditional horror of the word "elite," the U.S. is finally facing the fact that there is such a thing as the superior student and that the nation needs him badly. Last week Rear Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, father of the atomic submarine, had some sharp things to say about what to do with him.

"To put it bluntly," said Rickover, "our schools do not perform their primary purpose, which is to train the nation's brain power to the highest potential . . . We shall not do justice to our talented...

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