Quotation by Agnes E. Meyer

In pursuit of an educational program to suit the bright and the not so bright, we have watered down a rigid training for the elite until we now have an educational diet in many of our public high schools that nourishes neither the classes nor the masses.... We must evolve an adjustable curriculum which does not sacrifice the superior student to the drones at a period in our history when we need highly trained people in ever increasing numbers to solve the vast and complex problems which destiny has placed upon our shoulders.
Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 2 (1953).

Recalling her rigorous education at Morris High School, a public school in New York City.
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