Education: Thunderer over the Schools

Before November befogs the Thames, the House of Commons will have a try at overhauling British education-if it sticks to its order of business. It better had or prepare to hear crashing thunder.

For three years the London Times Educational Supplement and the Supplement's editor, energetic, fiftyish Harold Collett Dent, have been pitching thunderbolts, helping arouse the public until Parliament is cornered. A reform program, presented to Parliament by the head of the Board of Education, would use the first seven postwar years to create a system costing £67,400,000 more annually, a more than...

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