Education: Red Schoolhouse, Revised

While U.S. educators have exhorted one another to look to Russia as a shining example of scholastic success, at least one Soviet citizen has been sharply critical of his country's school system. The critic: Premier Nikita Khrushchev, who last April began grumbling that students were graduating from high school with an unmaterialistic, lily-fingered snobbery about physical labor, Marx urged that children be set to work early, the Premier told a youth congress ominously, "and that is quite correct, since only under such conditions will boys and girls appreciate the full complexity and the...

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