Education: Newlon's Confession

Last month Archibald MacLeish penitently claimed that he and other writers of his generation (Ernest Hemingway, et al.) by their debunking of old slogans had "disarmed" the U. S., rendered it cynical and "defenseless before an aggressor" (TIME, June 3). Last week a famed educator got up and beat a rival breast. Before 1,000 visiting teachers at the summer session of Columbia University's Teachers College, Professor Jesse Homer Newlon made an extraordinary confession.

Jesse Newlon, 58, is a great, rumbling tub of a man, a longtime spokesman for the left wing of U. S. teachers. Onetime president of the National Education Association,...

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