“It is apparent that many public school Educationists cannot bring themselves to believe that any criticism of their enterprise can be honestly motivated. … There would be less quackery in the public schools today if the Educationists had devoted to the correction of the shoddy pseudo-intellectual pretensions within their craft a fraction of the energy they have used in fabricating straw men to represent their critics.”

– Albert Lynd, Quackery in the Public Schools, 1950