James Bryant Conant on High Schools

“If one accepts the ideal of a democratic, fluid society with a minimum of class distinction, the maximum of fluidity between different vocational groups, then the ideal secondary school is a comprehensive public high school.”

James Bryant Conant (1893-1978) as Quoted in The Teacher and the Taught (1963)

Excerpted from: Howe, Randy, ed. The Quotable Teacher. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003.

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