Education: Soldiering v. Mothering

Was it counterrevolution? And in Moscow? For years Soviet educators have reproached the U.S. with being halfhearted about coeducation. A pedagogy professor of Russia, A. P. Pinkevich, said as late as 1935: "In the U.S.A. [coeducation] is not always consistently applied. . . . The enormous social significance of coeducation in providing a guarantee of true equality ... is now apparent to all. . . ."

But last week news came from Moscow that Russian youth in all primary and secondary grades will be segregated by sexes. Russian youth will still dance to gether, still mix in theatricals, literary discussions, sports. But...

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