Education: 8-4-4 v. 6-4-4-2

It is the fond belief of many a pedagog that a major change is imminent in the pattern of U. S. education. Still dominant in the U. S. is the 8-4-4 pattern (eight years of grammar school, four of high school, four of college). In the last generation has arisen a rival 6-3-3-4 pattern (six years of grammar school, three of junior high, three of senior high, four of college). The pressure of the "old grad" has kept the four-year college course sacrosanct. But educators see a natural break between sophomore and junior years....

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