Education: NEA's Diamond

"It is a fair guess that Franklin D. Roosevelt is in very fact the most important American educator of today. More people have recently been studying about the Supreme Court than ever before, not even excepting the time of the Dred Scott decision."

So spoke venerable William Heard Kilpatrick, just retired by Columbia's Teachers College and now at Northwestern University, at the 75th or "diamond" convention of the National Education Association in Detroit last week. As 1,300 delegates and 12,000 vacationing NEA members crowded warmly into the Masonic Temple to begin four days of...

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