Education: Midway Man

"We demand epidemic freedom!" By last week even fuddled urchins helping their big brothers & sisters picket New York City's Board of Education building had thus taken up the academic battle cry of 1935. Since autumn, patrioteers led by the Hearst Press and the American Legion had hounded the nation's schools with unprecedented vehemence. Last week as commencement season let loose torrents of oratory on college campuses, the pedagogs' reply was echoing throughout the land. Within a fortnight commencement speeches by the following university heads had made the following headlines: Johns Hopkins'...

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