This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning Edison's opinion on technical and other forms of education. Many of the letters are from young men seeking an electrical career. The selected items consist of correspondence with Edison's friend George F. Kunz, president of American Metric Association, along with a telegram from the leading philosopher of progressive education, John Dewey of Columbia University.
Approximately 5 percent of the documents have been selected. Most of the inquiries received standard responses signed by the Edison Laboratory, in some cases recommending the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.