Schools Abroad: A Question of Quality

In the wake of the Russian rocketry that launched Sputnik, many a critic of U.S. education assumed that the supremacy of Soviet schools was no longer in doubt. The Russians don't think so. Last month the party's Central Committee and the Soviet Council of Ministers ordered a major curriculum revision to be ready by 1970. Explaining why, Pravda this month published an unusually candid article by Russian Education Minister Mikhail Prokofiev, who charged that the vast Soviet school system is not only seriously deficient in science and math teaching, but is mired in a...

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