Public Schools: A Fighting Lady for N.E.A.

A Fighting Lady for N.E.A.

Despite all the problems that plague America's public schools—too little money, too much bureaucracy, outmoded methods and taut racial tensions—there is hope for improvement in a mounting awareness by the nation's teachers of the need for change. No one symbolizes that hope better than Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, who last week assumed the presidency of the once stodgy and complacent National Education Association. Not only is she the first Negro ever to head the 1.1 million-member organization, but she insists that N.E.A. must either lead the...

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