Education: Religiosity & Palaver

In his 69 years. Historian J. Frank Dobie, onetime "Professor Pancho" of the University of Texas, has sounded off on everything from the writing of Ph.D. theses ("transferring bones from one graveyard to another") to a onetime U. of T. president ("a flunky of the Laval pattern"). Last week he was off again when a reporter from the Houston Post asked him to say a few words about U.S. education.

"For a long generation now." Dobie began, "the professional educators in America have been holding school without much respect for cultivated mind.' All the...

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