Education: The One-Track Mind

U.S. educators have long been warning that the U.S.S.R. is turning out scientists and engineers at an alarming rate. But what is the Soviet educational system like as a whole? Last week, in a special report published by the National Science Foundation. Nicholas DeWitt of Harvard's Russian Research Center gave as definitive an answer as anyone has given thus far. From Soviet statistics and publications, and from tales of refugees and foreign observers. Expert DeWitt has pieced together a bleak picture of a onesided education that is wholly in the service of the state.

The Big Difference. Though the Russians boast loudly...

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