Education: Cubberley's Gift

Slim, grey-mustached Ellwood Patterson ("Dad") Cubberley, dean emeritus of Stanford University's School of Education, is dean of historians of U. S. education. He wrote or edited the famed 100 Riverside Textbooks in Education and besides wrote 18 others. His best seller, Public School Administration, sold some 100,000 copies. Professors who write widely-used texts make a lucrative business of writing textbooks, but last year 70-year-old Ellwood Cubberley did an unprecedented thing with his textbook profits. He gave Stanford's School of Education a new $535,000 building.

In his 35 years as head of...

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