ERIC Number: ED251982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Are We Victims of Our Own Success?
Flood, Dudley E.
In the South, the concept of exclusive education remained functional well into the 1960's. Only the most capable and the most supported children survived the system. Then the nation's priorities changed, with the result that, for the first time in history, literally everybody goes to school. Compared with other public-serving institutions, education receives a disproportionate amount of criticism. In serving all children and in having a greater percentage of the population functionally literate than has ever been so in the nation's history, schools are now expected to make every child successful. The fact is, however, that schools can only prepare students for success. The rest is in the hand of the individual. Other public institutions must contribute their reasonable share to the nurturing of the individual toward success. (MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey School Board Association (Atlantic City, NJ, October 26-28, 1983).