Education: The Big Kindergarten

"The American school system, from first grade through college [has become] a huge kindergarten." So last week declared self-exiled Schoolmaster Philip Marson. who quit famed Boston Latin School last June after teaching English there for 31 years. Marson's reason for walking out: "I could then say what had to be said without gloves."

Marson's bare-knuckled attack on U.S. education made the front page of the

Boston Globe. "I watched, with increasing alarm, the lack of fundamental information possessed by the pupils who entered the high school, and the disappearance of standards demanded of them by the colleges when they were ready to leave....

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