Education: Oceans of Piffle

Professionally, Albert Lynd, 50, leads a double life. Part of the time he works as copy director for an advertising agency in Manhattan; but he is also a former teacher of history (Harvard and Stanford) who has made quite a name for himself as a blistering critic of modern education. This week, in a new book called Quackery in the Public Schools (Little, Brown; $3.50), he explains why he is so vehement. The fact is, says Lynd, that Education with a capital E is rapidly destroying education.

The new philosophy, says Lynd. is now...

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