The View From the Castle: As our schools open their doors this fall, it's time for both parents and students to ask what they expect from education today

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley comments on education as being a "trade-school" experience, where students learn skills so they can survive in a competitive world. Ripley foils this to rational and irrational thought, which is at odds with students and educaton. Ripley criticizes trade school education and questions whether or not students are actually gaining knowledge.


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 4, no. 6 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


September 1973


  • Education
  • Castle View

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