Education: Davis' Diplomacy

The American Federation of Teachers is the labor union of U. S. schoolteachers, affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. Until a year ago A. F. T. was fonder of a fight than of its dignity. Its conventions were lively and acrimonious. Last week, retiring to the little town of Cedar Point, Ohio (an amusement resort) for its 22nd annual meeting, A.F.T.. by compromise and finesse, succeeded in attracting almost no public attention.

The federation this year had reasons for avoiding doctrinal fireworks. Chief reason: its coming of age in Chicago, where Local No....

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