Education: Tempest in the Fishbowl

Ever since its founding in 1852, Antioch College has been a maverick. It was a pioneer in admitting women and blacks, adopting work-study methods of education and including students on policymaking committees. Now that relative calm has returned to most American schools, Antioch is still out of sync. Its main campus in rural Yellow Springs, Ohio, has been shut down for three weeks, and it is so divided by factional strife that many students and teachers question whether the college can survive. Says one disgruntled faculty member: "In the '50s, Antioch was considered...

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