Education: Let Us Get On ...

Psychologist Paul Woodring of Western Washington College of Education believes that the great debate over the U.S. public schools may be out of hand. "Critics have loudly denounced the schools as godless, Communistic, unAmerican, unenlightened and subversive, while the defenders have counterattacked with charges that the critics themselves are fascist, reactionary and, of course, unAmerican, unenlightened and subversive." Nevertheless, he is convinced that there is something wrong with U.S. education. Last week, in a new book called Let's Talk Sense About Our Schools (McGraw-Hill; $3.50), Woodring tells what. There is good reason,...

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