Education: Fastest-Growing Army

One of the biggest jobs so far undertaken in democracy's defense is the training of the U.S. industrial army, the world's fastest-growing force. In a year the nation's schools and workshops have given training to 1,500,000 men and women for defense jobs. A measure of their achievement: during the 18 months of World War I U.S. vocational schools trained 65,000. But the big problem is still ahead: training men for the new defense plants still under construction—particularly shipbuilding and aircraft—now that the national reserve of skilled labor has already been drained nearly dry....

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