Education and the Cult of Efficiency
By Raymond E. Callahan
(University of Chicago Press, Paperback, 9780226091501, 283pp.)
Publication Date: March 1964
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Raymond Callahan's lively study exposes the alarming lengths to which school administrators went, particularly in the period from 1910 to 1930, in sacrificing educational goals to the demands of business procedures. He suggests that even today the question still asked is: "How can we operate our schools?" Society has not yet learned to ask: "How can we provide an excellent education for our children?"