A letter-series written to a boy going to college, but gauged to the serious minded youth with definite educational aims. Teachers and school heads would find scholastic theories of interest while parents could learn a thing or two about new educational methods. His observations are based on the findings of the Carnegie Foundation Inquiry into methods and results of higher education in Pennsylvania. The author condemns cramming as a travesty of education; he believes in flexible curricula, a rounded and permanent contribution to mental equipment. There is considerable analysis of testings, faults of present college systems, emphasis on cumulative records of the individual from childhood on. He has something to say, but will it reach the right people?