Education: Dr. Butler and the Rabbits

Columbia's 80-year-old Nicholas Murray Butler called progressive education a nasty name: "the rabbit system of education." Said President Butler in his 41st annual report:

"A chief reason why there is in the U.S. the present widespread . . . outbreak of crime and disorder on the part of American youth (TIME, Dec. 14) is that the fundamental place of discipline in education seems to have been quite forgotten. . . . The rabbit is at liberty to run about the garden where his life is passed, and feed upon such plants, weeds and flowers as may attract him. . ....

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