Education: Live & Learn

In his 81st year, William Heard Kilpatrick is still a formidable figure to U.S. educators—a courtly, silver-haired scholar who next to John Dewey has been the nation's foremost apostle of progressive education. Some schoolmen have revered him and some have damned him, but all have felt his influence. Last week scholars and educators from all over the U.S. assembled in a Manhattan ballroom to celebrate his fourscore years. And last week, in a new biography by ex-Student Samuel Tenenbaum,*readers could learn just what his influence has been in the U.S. school system.

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