We are all concerned about the ability of education to respond to diverse tasks which have been placed upon it. These tasks require many more kinds of institutions, much more flexibility in the kinds of programs and means of instruction. Some means has to be found, and I do not believe the road of subsidy, by itself, will accomplish it, to encourage the appearance and participation of these institutions, and the trying out of programs and methods of instruction.
A more open system has risks, but it could reassemble to greater advantage the strength which is there. Obviously, such an open system, with national or independent examinations, with shorter alternative roads, and with the ability to accommodate more to the student's own pace, will not, itself, substitute for the help which education requires at many levels. It would be, however, a serious attempt to provide alternative and useful roads to accomplish the purpose of a general education for all.
Levi, Edward H.
"The Roads and the Purposes,"
Perspectives (1969-1979): Vol. 3
, Article 2.
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