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July 26, 1941

Thirty-Fifth Annual Report, 1939-40, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

JAMA. 1941;117(4):324. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820300088028

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"Society demands that the school shall be in its image."— Anatole de Monzie. With this quotation President Jessup opens the first chapter of his report. After a few observations respecting the educational ends and means revealed over the past decade or more in statements by nationals of Germany, France and Britain, he proceeds to examine a few phases of the American educational program in the light shed by the programs of these other nations. Despite the economic pressure of recent years, "reports indicate... that there are in the United States... more than 1,300,000 college students." Evidently, says President Jessup, "with the sanction of equality of opportunity which these figures imply, many colleges have accepted students who were incompetent, have given scholarships they could not afford to give, have made loans that they could not collect. The unfortunate results of such policies are so obvious, however, that we may expect that

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