Education: First Major Casualty

In the war's first six months, Great Britain's "first major casualty" was her national school system. So said Lord Addison to the House of Lords last month. Only half of Britain's city children had been evacuated to the country in the first place. Of those who went last September, nearly half have drifted back.

Because city schoolhouses were closed or pre-empted by war agencies, city school children enjoyed a long holiday. Lord De La Warr, president of Britain's Board of Education, estimated that at least 400,000 city children got "no schooling or care at...

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