Education: The Big Wave

The U.S. has always had one fundamental attitude toward education: the more its citizens get, the better off they will be. Last week, at colleges and universities across the nation, that simple attitude was causing both concern and consternation. In 1955 few questions loom as large as: What does the nation do about the vast increase in enrollments expected within the next few years?

In speeches, articles and reports, almost every college president has had his say on the subject. But though some welcome the trend and others view it with alarm, all agree that a new era in education seems to...

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