Education: Paths of Glory

In 1898, long before polls became a national preoccupation, an inquisitive schoolteacher named Estelle M. Darrah decided to find out what sort of heroes & heroines children had. She polled 1,440 youngsters, aged 12 to 14. Last week, after finishing a similar survey of his own, Professor Lawrence A. Averill of Worcester (Mass.) State Teachers College reported in School and Society how times and heroes have changed.

In Miss Darrah's day, 90% of the children in the survey picked their heroes from history and letters. Washington and Lincoln led the list, followed by...

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