Education: Upheaval in Slow Motion

Not since the days of Napoleon had the schools of France been threatened with such an upheaval. In the press, oldtime maitres d'école and professors were quick to cry alarm. The government, cried one, "is trying to force the schoolteachers of France to teach according to a pedagogical system. The metier of a professor is a liberal metier and it remains with each teacher to organize his own system of instruction." By last week the whole affair had split France's educators right down the middle.

The splitting began in the days of the German...

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