Education: Legionnaire's Thesis

Two years ago dark, spectacled, deliberate William Gellermann, a professor at Northwestern University, submitted a thesis for his Ph.D. at Columbia's Teachers College. A War veteran and member of the American Legion, Professor Gellermann had written a copiously documented but partisan analysis of the Legion.* Its sponsor was Teachers College's leftist Professor George Sylvester Counts. Last year, typewritten copies of this document got scant attention from the press. But last week, as the National Education Association gathered in .Manhattan (see col. 3) and the first copies of Dr. Gellermann's work came from the...

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