Education: Brains across the Sea

"The very word education is one of some ill repute in Congressional halls," observed one Congressional delegate to San Francisco. This was the reason that provision for an international office of education, originally agreed upon by the Big Four, was talked out of the United Nations charter. The Congressmen at the conference were afraid their colleagues back in Washington might consider it a cultural boondoggle, veto the whole charter because of it.

Last week both House and Senate put the timid delegates to shame. Unanimously they adopted resolutions urging U.S. participation in a permanent "international educational and cultural organization." Reassured, the...

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