Education: Slogan of Nonconformity

Though they hate to admit it, U.S.

educators have their shibboleths, and one current favorite seems to be: "Down with conformity." Last week, at a meeting of the Eastern Association of Deans and Officers of Admission, Philosopher Sidney Hook of New York University had a few words to say about how foolish the new vogue can be.

"It may be that we educators do not talk as much as we should, but we have talked more than we ever have in the past. The question is, what have we to say? My point is that we don't talk enough about problems, and [that...

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