Education: The Worst Education of All

How good are U.S. teachers' colleges?

This week, in a special issue devoted exclusively to U.S. education, LIFE gives one man's answer to that question. If it is an answer bound to disturb the teachers' colleges, it is one even more likely to disturb the parents of U.S. schoolchildren.

The article was written because a young parent who uses the pseudonym John William Sperry† happened to get into casual conversation with an English teacher in a Midwestern town.

Mainly for something to talk about, Sperry spoke of what he had been reading. He mentioned Harper's...

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