Canada at War: School Will Keep

Rehabilitation officials, who had expected discharged servicemen to jump at Canada's offer of free schooling (and living expenses), reported last week that servicemen were not much interested.

Dr. Frederic Henry Sexton, Nova Scotia's 65-year-old Director of Technical Education, reported that of 6,000-odd Nova Scotians now out of the services, fewer than 100 have shown interest in the Government's offer of technical training or general education. In all Canada-only 5,000 veterans were now at school, despite the fact that the average Canadian serviceman never got beyond the sixth grade.

Wartime wages were the attraction. And many veterans preferred not to live on public money...

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