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American education has drifted into the gravest crisis in its three-hundred year history. Deteriorating buildings and the shortage of teachers are only part of this crisis. Most important is what is being taught the children of this country and how it is being taught. Very subtly, in fact, probably unnoticed by most of the American people, highly organized left-wing and right-wing extremist groups are pressuring the public schools in an attempt to capture the minds of the students -- the minds of the future citizens of the United States. These pressure groups have already gained a foothold in a number of committees across the country and are reaching for others. Parents in many of these cities and towns are discovering that their children no longer are being given the basic education needed to face today's problems. Therefore, education has become a subject of improving public controversy for good reason. Schools are the key to tomorrow.
Kirgiss, Paul W., "A Comparative Study of Teaching Methods Used in Selected Primary and Secondary Christian Schools and the Public Schools in the Fields of English and the Social Studies" (1954). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 437.