Fads and Frills
by V.T. Thayer - 1935
IT IS always dangerous to employ phrases as catchwords because in this capacity they tent to generate more heat than light. Covering, as they do, many meanings and applying necessarily to diverse objects they contribute confusion to thought and action precisely at a time when clear-headedness is most urgent. The term "fads and frills" in contemporary discussion illustrates our point. It damns indiscriminately various types of educational experience in advance of a fair hearing.
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