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Not What It Used to Be . . . and Never Was


by Harold Benjamin 1940

How are the leaders of our troops educated? Most of the future division, corps and army commanders (although a considerably smaller proportion of company and field officers) are taken directly from secondary schools during their late adolescence and cloistered during the next four years of their lives in a college where drill, tactics, rote memorization of mathematics, science and engineering subjects, and a fantastically aristocratic notion of society form a large part of their education. The percentage of the instruction in this institution which is given by its own recent graduates is incredible to any one who has ever observed the concern over faculty in-breeding evidenced by such organizations as the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1940, p. 80-82
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14142, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 3:58:46 PM

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