Education: Glaring Inequalities

In most civilized countries the national treasury pays the bills for public education. The U. S. has given the States an area larger than Italy in land grants for schools, today contributes some $54,000,000 a year for vocational, agricultural and home economics instruction. But U. S. public education in general, costing $2,000,000,000 a year,is the affair, not of the Federal Government, but of the individual communities and States. Last week President Roosevelt sent to Congress a momentous report which recommended that the U. S. begin to support the elementary and secondary schools.

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