Education: Report Card

¶In an indirect reply to Psychologist Frank McGurk of Villanova University, who claimed in U.S. News & World Report that Negroes have less capacity for education than whites, 18 psychologists and social scientists from such institutions as Harvard, Columbia, Michigan and the Menninger Foundation flatly denied the McGurk thesis. Though Negro children generally do not do as well in school as the whites, said the 18, their showing has nothing to do with native intelligence, but is only the result of inferior background and schooling. "The conclusion is inescapable that any decision to...

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