Education: Black Mountain's Tenth

Progressive education's most famous outpost, little Black Mountain College (TIME, June 19, 1939) in North Carolina's Craggy Mountains, is now ten years old. Of its founders there remained on the spot last week only a dog, a housekeeper, a librarian and three professors. But they, their associates and 57 students (now mostly girls) buzzing about the sleek, modernistic study hall and the small outlying dormitories were continuing to make Black Mountain one of the most unorthodox and interesting of U.S. educational institutions.

Black Mountain cannot give degrees because its bank account is not big...

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