Education: School for Adults

A higher educator last week discussed without tears the state of liberal education. Said he: "Liberal education in America has never been exclusively a preserve of the college. The great liberals . . . were largely self-educated like Benjamin Franklin. In the middle of the 19th Century, colleges were small, few. . . . Everywhere there [were] reading clubs, lyceums . . . well in advance of academic life with respect to art, literature, philosophy, psychology. . . . Millions of adults ... refuse to believe that [liberal education] is closed to [those]...

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