Education: People Are Either

Big, broad-beamed Lynn White Jr. is a cherubic-looking medievalist who is something of an expert on the 13th Century origins of the mechanical clock. Ever since 1943, when he became president of lively little (enrollment: 800) Mills College (for women) in Oakland, Calif., he has also been something of a maverick in the world of higher education. So far as women are concerned, says he, higher education is a flop. Last week, in a new book called Educating Our Daughters (Harper; $2.50), he told why.

Woman's lot these days is not a happy one,...

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