Education: Harvard Asks a Question

The postwar car, kitchen and medicine chest will be new, wonderful, better-than-ever. Will U.S. schools and colleges keep step?

Scores of recent studies have probed the past and suggested paths to a brighter future. From Maine's little Bates College to the huge University of Southern California, curriculum changes have already become the order of the day. Last week, Harvard added its findingsĀ—and they went straight to fundamental issues.

Two Principles. "Teach youth a trade, increase his earning power," say the vocationalists. "Help youth adjust to the complexities of modern society," proclaim the pragmatic Deweyites. "Instill in youth the wisdom of past ages," cry...

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