Education: More Pentagons, Please

In the middle of all the talk of bulging classrooms and teacher shortages, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. put out a surprising figure: this year's high-school enrollment is the lowest in 20 years. The crowding, it seemed, was at both ends: the war babies in primary schools, the G.I.s in colleges.

And even though high-school enrollments were down, a higher percentage of the students than ever before wanted, and could afford, to go to college. Last week the U.S. Office of Education estimated that there would be 2,675,000 college students by 1950 (300,000 more than now). To house them all, the nation's...

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