Education: The Drivel Poured Out

"More and more young people with good minds simply cannot take the drivel poured out by schools of education."

This is the considered opinion of white-thatched Joel Hildebrand, 75, of the University of California. Hildebrand, a highly respected chemist, is one of the tartest critics of the life-adjustment and how-to-get-along kind of education being dished up by some of the nation's schools and teachers' colleges. Last week his horrible example was a 395-page teachers' manual published by the Chicago public-school system and put together by Paul R. Pierce, now a professor of education at Purdue. The manual bears the formidable title Source...

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