Education: The New Mood

In three major U.S. cities last week there were further signs that the nation is pretty well fed up with the philosophy of education that has dominated the public schools for the last three decades. The theme in all three: the growing need to stress not the social but the intellectual in education.

In Detroit. At the request of School Superintendent Samuel Brownell, a committee of businessmen and teachers tackled the question of just how much vocational training should be given high-school students who will not go on to college. Since the techniques of industry change so rapidly, said the committee, probably...

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