A Layman Speaks His Mind
by Forrest Allen - 1937
WHY IS IT that the most important educational accomplishments of the New Deal—if you are willing to grant that there have been any educational accomplishments—have had nothing to do with professional educators? I am not an "educator," or a schoolish person at all. So my estimate of what has been happening since March 1933 is from what ordinarily runs under the term of the "lay point of view." And I think the true educational accomplishment during the New Deal years has been national experience altogether outside the field of professional education.
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