Excerpt from The Practical Education
Men of affairs often sneer at college men and col lege methods. Some of their criticisms are justified, others not. Such justification as they may have had is found in the lack of fitness in college training. Among conditions of life infinitely varied the college has decreed that all boys should take the same studies, in the same way, and at the same time, and that these studies should be the routine of the English boy of a century ago. In thus repeating the thoughts and learning of nations half forgotten, the minds of some Greek-minded and Roman-minded men were stimulated to their highest activity, and for them such training was good and adequate.
But there were some, American-minded perhaps, whose powers were not awakened by such inﬂuences, These came forth from the college walls into the life of the world, as Rip Van Winkle from the Catskills, dazed by the new experiences to which their studies had given no clue.
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