Education: Superintendent & Shadow

Last fortnight some 8,000 school superintendents, principals and teachers turned up in Atlantic City for the winter's biggest pedagogical parley: the convention of the Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association. The superintendents rambled up & down the boardwalk, talked shop, patted each other decorously on the back. It was a Sunday afternoon and the convention would not get fairly under way until Monday morning. The educators sunned themselves—all but 600.

The 600 who did not sun themselves dropped in on a meeting run by the busy, vocal "Social Frontier" professors who come chiefly from Teachers' College, Columbia. This faction, always...

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