Education: Superintendents Meet

The "complete breakdown of the American school system" is no new thing for pedagogs to discuss. Last week, as 6,000-odd members of the Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association gathered in Minneapolis for their 63rd annual convention, they stirred themselves once more to "avert this disaster." They were more anxious than ever before. It no longer seemed sufficient simply to cry: "Save the schools! Save the innocent children!" An emergency commission reported, first thing, that while public school enrolment had increased nearly a million since 1930, the number of teachers...

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