Hanford Hits Tutoring Schools As Bad Influence on College in Statement on Return From Trip
Points Out Evil Effects Coming From large-scale Commercial Tutoring
Stating that tutoring schools exert a had influence on the college, Dean Alfred C. Hanford, who recently returned from a three weeks tip to the west coast, last night expressed hope that definite action against tutoring can be effected in the near future.
In the first official statement that the University is considering action, Dean Hanford stated that "the matter is being given careful consideration by the officers of the University, by the Administrative Board of the college, and by various members of the Faculty who are most directly concerned with the problem."
Dean Hanford returned last Saturday from his three weeks trip in the West, during which time be visited Harvard Clubs and schools along the Pacific. In his absence Delmar Leighton '19, Dean of Freshmen, attacked the tutoring schools, but not as the representative of the College administrative board.
Agrees With Leighton Statement
In yesterday's statement, Dean Hanford said he shared Dean Leighton's opinions expressed in the CRIMSON of April 27. The dean continued, "I am in thorough agreement with the general opinion expressed in the editorials that outside tutoring at Har- ing the pre-examination panic and rush to tutoring schools. Reviews are so important in the understanding of any course as a whole that they should be offered by the instructors themselves