Education: Short Cut

U.S. colleges took a step last week that they thought would enable them to weather World War II better than they did World War I. Instead of making things easier for their students, they decided to let them work harder.

In World War I most colleges encouraged students to enlist, made degree-getting easy by giving academic credit for military drill, even Army service. Now conditions are more favorable to college attendance: !) Selective Service has superseded the old hit-or-miss enlistment system; 2) the Navy, advertising for college men to be trained as officers,...

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