Education: Test

What is an "educated man?" At the centennial of New York's City College last week, a British civil servant raised the familiar question and hazarded an unfamiliar answer. Sidney Herbert Wood, 63, retiring principal assistant secretary of the Ministry of Education, thought there were three "acid tests":

¶ "Can you entertain a new idea?"

¶ "Can you entertain another person?"

¶ "Can you entertain yourself?"

How many men could pass the test? Said Wood: Jesus; Czechoslovakia's late, great Thomas Masaryk; Franklin Roosevelt; and a "lot of quite humble persons whom no one knows."


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