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The Conflict in Education

reviewed by Karl W. Bigelow 1954

coverTitle: The Conflict in Education
Author(s): Robert Maynard Hutchins
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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It is now twenty-five years since Robert Maynard Hutchins, following a year's service as dean of the Yale Law School, was made president of the University of Chicago. The faculties of that honorable, if not particularly ancient, seat of learning must have speculated vigorously as to what the coming of their new leader—a young man of thirty-one—would mean to them. University folk elsewhere no doubt also took an interest, though a much milder one. But it seems doubtful if the men and women chiefly concerned with the public schools gave more than passing attention to the event. Few in any category can have anticipated what lay before them. For Mr. Hutchins succeeded, in a remarkably brief time, in establishing himself as one of the most highly visible, highly audible, and highly controversial figures in the whole realm of American education. He had views in which he seriously believed. He had courage... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 6, 1954, p. 338-338
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4849, Date Accessed: 9/25/2018 9:28:54 PM

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