Education: Politics?

The question of a Federal Department of Education has come up again. The National Education Association, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the American Federation of Labor and other organizations asked President Coolidge to recommend to Congress the creation of such a Department, its head to be a member of the Cabinet.

The proposed duties of the Department of Education would be to combat illiteracy, to promote the Americanization of the foreign-born, to train teachers uniformly, to develop physical education on a wide scale and in general to coordinate the work of state...

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