Education: Wisdom for Workers

The WPA-Workers' Education project educates workers in their spare time. Across the country 60,000 laborers attend classes before and after hours in mining camps, sugar-beet shacks, cotton warehouses, union halls, construction sheds. Last week 18 State supervisors of WPA-WE reported to Deputy WPAdministrator Aubrey Willis Williams and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt on the gnarls in Workers' Education.

¶Administered by States, Workers' Education suffers badly from decentralization, which is nevertheless what WPA officials as well as educators (fearing charges and reality of dictatorship) want to maintain.

¶In States where antilabor sentiment is strong, educational...

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