Letters, Mar. 13, 1950

Methodology Y. Education


Your article on Superintendent Oberholtzer [TIME, Feb. 20] is a well-deserved indictment of American high-school education. It illustrated the preoccupation with methodology which paralyzes all efforts to concentrate on the basic aims of education: to pass on knowledge, to prepare the pupil intellectually and morally for his or her responsibilities as future U.S. citizens.

The problems of the time are far too serious to permit experiments which create well-adjusted morons. Freshmen at the universities . . . know practically nothing of the history of their own country, its ideals and...

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