Education: Service-Station Universities

Casting a cold eye at the booming world of U.S. universities last week, Yale's austere President A. Whitney Griswold called them "service institutions" for vocational training, described the values of liberal education as "desperately corrupted." Summing up his indictment in a booklet ("The University") published by the Ford Foundation-financed Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Griswold doubted strongly that today's universities fully contribute to "society's moral health." Griswold further broadened his attack to include two old value-defending allies: "The family has become too scared of its children." and "the church too much of a social welfare organization." A thin, well-read...

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