Education: Subversive Almanac

In Rochester, N. Y. last week, while city health officers struggled with a polluted water system, School Superintendent James M. Spinning announced an answer to the problem of polluted textbooks. Goaded by Rugg-beaters (critics of widely used texts by Columbia Professor Harold Rugg—TIME, Sept. 9), Superintendent Spinning had polled the city's 17,000 high-school students, found that 99.22% approved the U. S. form of government. Less than 1% had read any schoolbooks which, they thought, "break down the loyalty of pupils to the United States." Sixteen of them said Professor Rugg's did so. Others denounced as subversive The Man Without A Country,...

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