Education: Which Way Is Up

Progressive education last week came in for some finger-wagging from a woman who is nothing if not progressive. Eleanor Roosevelt, onetime teacher and associate principal at Manhattan's Todhunter School for girls, wrote in her syndicated column: "All over this country people are troubled . . . at the way delinquency extends down even to small children.

"I think it is time we re-examined our theories of education. Progressive education is an interesting grouping of words. . . . We do not want it, however, to progress to the point of doing away with some of the tried and true customs and traditions.

"I...

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