Both Admiral Rickover and Dr. Hildebrand charge full tilt at the same wind-ill. ereas the testy Admiral asks us to look elsewhere for a model for American education, Dr. Hildebrand claims that we need only act intelligently and despise diocrity to secure the right kind of education for our children. In these well-integrated essays, the author, who has fought hard to upgrade California's educational system, politely but firmly damns the ""life adjustment"" theorists with their own words. He points out Dewey's inconsistencies as a philosopher of education and the in which his ideas have been flagrantly misconstrued. He blames the shockingly cuous, talentless administration of American education on the lax parental community. He exposes the administrator who chooses to ignore or misunderstand the importance of individual effort in learning. He blasts the ""child-oriented"" philosophy which neglects subject matter and waters down science to something which has social usefulness. His many logical and practical suggestions for reform stem not only from his experience as a teacher. He has been delegate to the White House conference on Education. His is a well known voice in the debate about the direction of American education today.