Education: Answer

What is education's "first job?" Guessing the answer is a favorite parlor game for educators. Last week Dean William F. Russell of Teachers College (Columbia) added his answer. Said he: "The first job of education for democracy at the moment is to rip the sheep's clothing off the wolf—the Bear—and to let Soviet Communistic dictatorship stand revealed to the world in its true light."

Though Dean Russell did not say so, somewhere along the line his "educated for democracy" students might also want to pick up reading and writing—and maybe even a little of what Oxford's Sir Richard Livingstone calls education's first...

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