Education: Times & Texts

With Europe's face remade in 1938, U. S. textbook maps today are out of date. Pupils learn geography from newspapers, magazines, such reviews as American Observer and Scholastic, which 600,000 youngsters read each week. They cluster for their daily lessons around school bulletin boards, across which march a procession of new maps and dispatches from war fronts.

As 26,000,000 children returned last week to U. S. public schools to begin a new year, they found democracy attempting to bring its self-defense propaganda as well as maps up to date. U. S. teachers, fresh from year-end conventions whose theme was democracy's defense, read...

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