Education: Nobody Here But Us Mice?

Majority Leader Benjamin F. Feinberg of New York's Republican state senate regarded it as "the finest bill I have ever sponsored during a long career [16 years] in the legislature." The bill: an act to purge fellow traveler and Communist teachers from the state public-school system. Other states, such as Illinois and Texas, have ordered investigations of Communist activities in education (TIME, April 4). But last week, with Governor Dewey's signature on Ben Feinberg's bill, New York went even further.

Under the Feinberg bill, the Board of Regents, the top governing body of the state public-school system, will be the sole authority...

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