Education: To Teach: to Advocate?

Last June Congress passed a law denying pay checks to any District of Columbia public school teacher who should "teach or advocate" Communism. Followed loud arguments as to what "teaching" Communism meant. To William Randolph Hearst the issue was perfectly simple. Explained his New York American: "The word 'teaching' as used in the statutes in conjunction with the word 'advocating' covers the whole field and PROHIBITS INSTRUCTION AS WELL AS ADVOCACY." But to E. Barrett Prettyman, corporation counsel for the District of Columbia, "teaching" meant outright advocacy, did not mean a factual, unbiased...

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