Education: Brave New World

Throughout the land last week, with a fresh urgency born of war's end in Europe, young educators were seeing visions, old educators dreaming dreams. If all of them should come true, the following fiction would become fact: On his first day at school, 5-year-old Peter Mathews was annoyed by the nice lady who asked him strange questions and made him put blocks in holes. After the lady decided which group he belonged in, things began to seem better. On the second day, a Mickey Mouse cartoon telling how to pronounce the alphabet, a play session with model airplanes, and a telecast...

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