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A Newer Education for Our Era

Students need not only to adapt to a changing world but to be able to change the world

Eric Petersen for The Chronicle

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I n 1869, Charles W. Eliot, a disillusioned young Harvard University graduate and former professor there, published a long and stirring critique of higher education in The Atlantic Monthly. It was called "The New Education."

Eliot had nearly...

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