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"The .Jlind in the forces in education. .* *
with teachers free and far br
flaking" formed than they are, it woe
easy thing to cultivate; in th
(Continued from Page 3.) a justifiable admiration
that: "Men have experimented with achievements and traditional
radical theories in great and small mankind and at the same tim
ways times without number and al- the requisite knowleklge of p
ways, always with complete failure. abuses, culpable stupidity,
They ore not new ;they are old. Each dishonesty, and empty politi
failure has demonstrated anew that combe, which too often pa
without effort there is no success. The statesmanship. a a a
race never gets something for noth- * * * If there were bett
ing." ("Delineator," August 1921, P. than are now available it
11.) possible for teachers tactfully
But is this not a complete reversal not only how the governmen
of the obvious truth. Unless we define posed to run, but how it ac
"radical" as that which never does run. There are plenty of r
succeed, how can anyone with the most investigating committees, Fed
elementary notions 'of history fail to state, which furnish authenti
see that almost all the things that mation in regard to political
we prize today represent revolts tion, waste, and incompetency
against tradition, and were in the be- have not hitherto been sup
ginning what seemed to be shocking have anything .to do with the
divergencies from current beliefs and of government, although they
practices? * * The race ha& al- ously absolutely essential to a
ways been getting something for noth- standing of it. * * But so
ing, for creative thought is, as we have our schools depend on appro
seen, confined to a very few. And it made by politicians, and coll
has been the custom to discourage or universities are largely supp
kill those who prosecuted it too openly, business men or by the state,
not to reward them according to their I under the control of those
merits. * * * bent on preserving the existi
Those who agree, on the whole, at tem from criticism it is har
least; with the facts brought together any hope of a kind of educati
in this essay and, on the whole, with would effectively question the
the main inferences. suggested either tional notions of government a
explicitly or implicitly, will properly ness. * * * We laud the b
begin to wonder how our educational outspoken and those supposed
system and aims are to be so rearrang- the courage of their convicti
ed that coming generations-may be bet- only when .these convictions
ter prepared to understand the condi- ceptable or indifferent to us.
tion of human life and to avail them- wise, honesty and frankness
selves of its possibilities more fully mere impudence. * * *
and guard against its dangers more * * '* a good deal would
skillfully than previous generations. complished if students could
There is now widespread discontent tuated to distinguish successi
with our present educational methods tween the empty declamations
and. their elaborate futility; but it ticians and statements of fa
seems to me that we :are rather rarely tween vague party programs a
wiling to face the fundamental diffi- crete recommendations and pr
culty, for it is obviously so very hard They should early learn that I
to overcome, We do not dare to be is not primarily a vehicle'of id
honest enough to tell boys and girls information, but an emotiona
and young men and women what would corresponding to various
be most useful to them in an age of growlings, snarls, crowings, ar
imperative socIal reconstruction. * * * ings. Their attention could
* * * how can we ever expect to vited to the rhetoric of the bil
cultivate the judgment of the young in ers in the Senate or the sootl
matters of fundamental social, eco- terances of Mr. Harding on ac
nomic, and political readjustment when the nomination for President
we consider the really dominating After mastering the differ

Even tween language used to express facts' We are in the midst of
etter in- and purposes and that which amounts greatest intellectual revolution I
ld be no to no more than a pious ejaculation, a has ever overtaken mankind.
he young suave and deprecating gesture, or an whole conception of mind is un
for the inferential accusation directed against going a change. We are beginning
ideals of the opposing party, the youth should understand its nature, and as we :
e develop be instructed in the theory and prac- out more, intelligence may be rai
revailing tice of party fidelity and the effects to a recognized dignity and effect:
common of partisanship on the conduct of our nets which it has never enjoyed bef(
cal bun- governmental affairs. * * * An encouraging beginning has b
asses for These direct attempts to produce a made in the case of the natu
-, more intelligently critical and open- sciences and a similar success n
er books minded generation are, however, likely await the -studies which have to
would be to be far less feasible than the indirect with the critical estimate of ma
r to show methods. Partly~ because they will complicated nature; his fundamer
t is sup- arouse strenuous opposition from the impulses and resources, the need]
tually is self-appointed defenders of society as and fatal repressions which these h
eports of now regulated, and partly because no suffered through ignorance of the p
feral and immediate inspection of habits and in- I andthe discovery of untried ways
ic infor- stitutions is so instructive as a study enriching our existence and improv
corrup- of their origin and progress and a our relations with our fellow mer
y. These comparison of them with other forms * * *
posed to of social adjustment. (Copyright, 1921, by Harper & Br(
e science
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