Education: A Lesson for Teacher

As any Communist schoolboy knows, the wisdom of Marx (as interpreted by his disciples) is the only true gospel. But somehow the writers who sat down to reslant Czechoslovakia's schoolbooks two years ago completely missed the point. Clucking with alarm last week, the Czechoslovak Central Committee denounced the new editions as a bundle of vicious capitalistic claptrap, riddled with bourgeois misconceptions.

The textbook on Russian grammar* barely touched on the "inseparable friendship" of Czechs for their protectors in the U.S.S.R., barely mentioned the "immense love of Czechoslovak peoples for the great Stalin." The books on geography were guilty of "objectivity," failed...

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