Education: The Malady

The Malady One of the gravest weaknesses of U.S. education was bluntly pointed out by Dean William C. Warren of the Columbia University School of Law in his annual report. While the art of writing, said Dean Warren, "is indispensable to the achievement of distinction in the [legal] profession . . . the inability of college graduates who come to us to read and write is a malady of epidemic proportions." But one question remains: What will be an effective cure?

"As a practical matter," said the dean, "it would place an intolerable burden upon an instructor who...

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