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The Ancient Art of Passing the Buck

by The Editorial Board 1935

PERHAPS the most common refuge of educational and social conservatism is the appeal to the expert. Again and again, when it is proposed that the school shift its basic orientation from the past to the future, from individualism to collectivism in economy, from the service of the few to the service of the many, the objection is raised that teachers are teachers and not economists or political scientists. They should stick to their last. They must wait upon the agreement of the experts. This persuasive and convenient alibi for inaction invites a number of observations and comments.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1935, p. 7-8
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13089, Date Accessed: 7/17/2018 11:15:37 PM

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