Education: Progressives for War

The first outright declaration by an organized group of U.S. educators for full U.S. participation in the war against Naziism came from the advocates of Progressive Education—men who had long been considered education's most confirmed pacifists.

The Progressive Education Association has among its 10,000 members many Quakers who abjure war. But last week directors of P.E.A. endorsed a manifesto signed by twelve of the 14 editors of P.E.A.'s journal of opinion, Frontiers of Democracy.

No Stalinists, they had made their decision before the Soviet Union was attacked, having discovered that there were other things they hated more than war. Among the editors who...

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