Education: Mr. Jones

Educators usually go to conventions to listen to educators, but last week 2,000 members of the New York State Vocational Association gathered in Manhattan to listen to businessmen. Their program was entitled: "The Employer Speaks to Vocational Teachers." The convention proved to be unconventional. Most uncommon thing about it was a Mr. Jones, whose views on education, common to many a hardheaded businessman, shocked the 2,000 vocationalists.

Mr. Mark Jones, president of the Akron Belting Co., likes to tell teachers what is wrong with U. S. education. His theme last week: let the nation's educators dispel some costly national "illusions"; to...

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