Education: Commissioner Cooper

Last week there strode into the flat white Department of Interior building in Washington a tall muscular man with a thick black mop of hair. His "good morning" to attendants who were just beginning to recognize him was quick, incisive. He was Dr. William John Cooper, Commissioner of Education in the U. S. Department of the Interior, succeeding tireless Dr. John James Tigert, now president of the University of Florida.

In Russia, Minister of Education Anatole Lunacharsky and in Italy Minister of Education Giuseppe Belluzzo are well-known personages. In France, the Minister...

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