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Quackery in the Public Schools


reviewed by Lawrence A. Cremin 1954

coverTitle: Quackery in the Public Schools
Author(s): Albert Lynd
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The problem of a proper relationship between the lay public and the teaching profession in the determination of educational policy is one which has loomed large in American educational history for well over a hundred years. On the one hand, ever since they assumed their present organization in the second quarter of the nineteenth century, our public schools have been lay directed. Growing in many respects out of a pattern developed in Massachusetts between 1789 and 1837, local school boards as well as state boards of education have been largely nonprofessional, nonecclesiastical, and nonpartisan in character. Ideally, their effort has been to carry on the policy-making function in the best interests of the community as a whole, turning always from narrow or sectarian parochial pressures. On the other hand, if we define a profession as a self-directing body possessed of the fruits of intensive academic and technical preparation, then policy-making... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 6, 1954, p. 344-344
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4857, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 8:07:49 PM

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