Education: War Babies

Everyone knew that there had been a bumper crop of wartime and postwar babies in the U.S., but no one seemed to be doing anything about their future schooling. Last week Oscar R. Ewing, head of the Federal Security Agency, warned Congress that the babies, grown to moppet's estate, were about to swamp the U.S. school system with 1,000,000 extra schoolkids a year: what the country direly needs, said Oscar Ewing, is some 30,000 extra classrooms. Ewing's estimate of the minimum needed for new school construction in the next ten years: between $8 billion...

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