Education: Another Harvardman

After three months of searching, the Kennedy Administration last week dragged its favorite talent pool, Harvard, to fish up a new U.S. Commissioner of Education. He is Francis Keppel, 46, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His new task is one that other top educators spurned, though most of them are eager to see it accomplished. It is to upgrade the U.S. Office of Education and to make it an effective federal voice in U.S. education.

The Office of Education needs upgrading, say critics, because the Federal Government is flying blind in...

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