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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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 2 Number 2, 1935, p. 50-53
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13178, Date Accessed: 6/6/2020 8:24:06 AM

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