Education: How to Be First Class

When they turned their thoughts to the state's educational system, the authors of the constitution of Texas seemed to have some Texas-size hopes; they wanted the legislature to set up nothing less than "a university of the first'class." Last week, as it began a yearlong celebration of its' 75th anniversary, the University of Texas was closer to realizing that hope than it has ever been. But the fact remains that of all U.S. campuses, not many have had a more inglorious past.

The very location of the main campus$#151;only a few blocks away from the state capitol in Austin¬ówas unfortunate,...

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