Education: Hatch Over Campuses

U. S. teachers are quick to resent interference with their political rights, like to play politics, sometimes run for elective offices. This fall many a teacher, like many another citizen, has exercised his time-honored right to take the stump. Last week a University of California legal officer threw a scare into such teachers with an opinion that if they were paid in part from Federal funds, the Hatch Act barred them from politics.

University of California (like 68 other institutions) gets a U. S. subsidy as a land-grant college, this year got $690,115 all told in Federal grants. Recently President Robert Gordon...

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