. . . that is the enrollment of students in our schools and colleges and this examination of teaching is of direct importance to that body. The teaching profession follows both art and science. Champions of both the progressive and classical schools of thought may find a ""common core of agreement"". The author, who wrote Let's Talk Sense About Our Schools (1953) explores the questions of who shall be educated, the aims of education, individual student differences, limitations of the school's responsibility, educational planning and teacher training. No mere denunciation of error, this is a reasoned, balanced, calm appraisal of the educational scene with a proposed program for the redirection of American thinking for the future.