Education: Little Red Schoolhouse

Last autumn Columbia's President Nicholas Murray Butler surveyed the intricacies of modern education, thought of his own simple school days in Elizabeth, N. J., emitted a nostalgic lament: "It has become customary to abuse and sneer at the little red schoolhouse of two generations ago, but if that little red schoolhouse was presided over by a teacher of rich and warm personality ... it was an almost ideal educational instrumentality."

From one of his own subordinates last week President Butler received a stern tut-tutting. In his annual report, Dean William F. Russell of...

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