Education: Classics

At Princeton, N. J., Dean Andrew F. West, President of the American Classical League, published the text of a report prepared by a committee of the League on the place now occupied by the study of Latin and Greek in U. S. education. Some points:

In 1923-24, of 20,500 secondary schools, 94% offered Latin—a larger percentage than the total offering all modern foreign languages combined. Nearly a million pupils were enrolled for these Latin courses. Over 22,000 teachers taught them.

Of 609 colleges, 234 offered beginning Latin; 470 beginning Greek; 237 teacher-training...

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