Intended to cover the entire undergraduate body, a poll on the tutoring schools will begin today with members and candidates of the CRIMSON personally contacting every student in the College.
In 1936 a Student Council committee distributed 3000 questionnaires in order to determine whether the tutoring schools "have grown out of their natural proportions." 1300 replies were received; and from this number, the Council decided that the schools were a wide-spread and "corrosive influence on Harvard's educational standards."
Today 4000 ballots will be distributed to student rooms in the Houses, dormitories, Dudley, and privately-owned residences. The emphasis will not be, as in 1936, on whether tutoring is bad. Instead the poll, which will be "strictly confidential," will deal with the reasons and extent of tutoring in regard to University curriculum.