Professor Kilpatrick's Page, Education and Intolerance
by William H. Kilpatrick - 1939
THE racial and religious intolerance and persecution rampant today in many parts of Europe appalls us. We stand aghast at such a return of barbarism. But, as was discussed on this page not long ago, our American record is far from spotless. Many among us fear that a contagion from Europe may again stir the old hates to even new heights. It is a real danger, and there are urgent calls that our schools make the effort to help lessen or avert the evil. This is a natural demand, for America has long cherished an almost magical faith in the power of public education. But how far the schools can be effective and along what lines they should work—these are questions which only extended study can answer. Obviously, we can here make no more than a beginning.
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