The Minimum School

Hart, Jeffrey
November 1976
National Review;11/12/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 43, p1234
The article criticizes the system of primary and secondary education in the U.S., focusing on the quality and duration of time children spend in school as of November 1976. It expresses disapproval for the prolonged hours these students spend in school. It asserts that a school day is padded with activities that have little or no academic content.


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