Education: Too Many Scholars

The nation's colleges, whose pillared front porches are already groaning under the weight of students trying to get in, haven't seen anything yet. This week Reconversion Director John W. Snyder predicted that some 2,080,000 young men & women will want to get in next fall—and there will be room for only 1,600,000. Among the 480,000 turned away will be 270,000 veterans. The U.S. college population, which increased 600% from 1900 to Pearl Harbor, is now about to double—and will stay that way.

What to do about it? In a 13,500-word report to President Truman, Snyder urged some quick action first, some long...

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