Fwd: [ADS-L] The eighteenth century, academia, and Gresham's Law

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jul 4 03:03:45 UTC 2009

Sorry -- meant to address this elsewhere.


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>From: "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
>Subject:      [ADS-L] The eighteenth century, academia, and Gresham's Law
>Leonard P. Curry writes in _The Free Black in Urban America
>1800--1850_ (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1981), p.149, about the
>education of blacks in 18th and early 19th century America:
>"[I]t was assumed that good teachers would flourish at the expense of
>those who were inferior -- a kind of academic Gresham's Law."
>I trust that Gresham's law -- but not the trend in teaching -- has
>reversed its flow since the early 19th century, and that academic
>writing has improved since 1981.
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