Education: Anti-Party Line

"Members of the Communist Party of the United States should not be employed as teachers."

This sentence, included in one of the most significant statements on U.S. education in a decade, made big headlines last week for a report on American Education and International Tensions, published by the Educational Policies Commission* of the National Education Association.

It was the first time such a major group of U.S. educators had called for the total exclusion of Communists from teaching. The recommendation was not made without reservation: "At the same time we condemn the careless, incorrect, and unjust use of such words as 'Red'...

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