Education: Generation Gap

As indicated by quiet campuses, today's college students are more interested in their studies than in protest demonstrations. Now it appears that this year's freshmen are also a little more conservative than their predecessors.

Last week the American Council on Education released the results of a survey of 188,900 freshmen at 373 schools across the country. It found that nearly 48% described themselves as middle-of-the-road, and 16.6% said they were conservative, up slightly from a year ago. The number of those who feel that the Federal Government is not doing enough to promote school desegregation declined three points to about 48%....

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