Are the Schools Neglecting the Fundamentals?
by Albert Lynd - 1954
The question here is, Do American schools neglect the fundamentals? The answer, of course, depends on your definition of "fundamental." That definition lies at the heart of the argument between the advocates of the New Education and their critics. The author does not see how the fundamentals, in his definition, can be well taught by teachers who disdain them. He does not see how they can be taught at all by teachers who are themselves uneducated in them.
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