Education: Caco

" 'He was a competent teacher, and rammed the mysteries of algebra into his boys with great success.' He had 'the lust to teach—a passion apparently analogous to concupiscence or dipsomania, and, in the more extreme varieties of pedagogues, maybe quite as strong.' "

With this quotation from H. L. Mencken, Boston's peppery Porter Sargent in the 28th annual edition of his Handbook of Private Schools sums up his opinion of what U.S. education most needs.


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