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The Present Challenge to Education


by Charles Dollard 1952

The challenge is that the public schools give us young citizens who know our history and our tradition and cherish both, who understand our democratic institutions and value them beyond all other things, who are prepared to sacrifice negative freedoms for positive ones, and who understand that we cannot cut this continent loose from the rest of the globe and disengage ourselves from the infinitely complicated problems which trouble this planet today. If the educators of America will face this challenge and do their level best to meet it, our public schools, our colleges, and our universities will have the full and effective support of all the American people.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 53 Number 4, 1952, p. 183-188
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5000, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 4:13:51 AM

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