Education: Back to Books

Throughout the land last week school children were buying pencil-boxes and book-straps, getting fitted with new shoes. School was about to begin once more. This year, estimated the Federal Office of Education, the school and college population would be 31,000,000—more than one-fourth the total population of the U. S. The number of children in school, it said, increases steadily. The school year, averaging 172 days of work, is ten days longer than it was in 1920. Soon colleges will open for some 1,500,000 students. Some phenomena of 1930 school & college openings:...

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