Education: Publishers v. Crammers

Every sizeable U. S. university has a collection of barnacle-like "tutoring schools" which gain fat fees by cramming predigested knowledge into dullards and lazybones. The tutor is usually a shrewd, undersized person who was at one time the "whiz" or "shark" of his college class. There is usually a legend that he has been offered enormous sums to take a college professorship. He works in a grimy, smoke-laden office, his shirt-sleeves rolled up, is busiest when examination time approaches. His stock-in-trade is a file of old examination papers, a collection of mimeographed texts,...

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