Education: Report Card

¶ After a special conference at Harvard University, a group of U.S. educators reported some alarming figures about the state of secondary-school science. Though the need for qualified science teachers is now more than 7,000 a year, the number graduating from U.S. colleges and universities dropped from 9,096 in 1950 to 4,665 in 1953.

¶ The University of Illinois, which gets seven-tenths of its income from taxes, told the average Illinois citizen just what that has meant to him: in the last fiscal year, $3.63.

¶ Gift of the week: $1,086,000 to Tuffs College from Medford, Mass. Manufacturer Harry Posner, a once penniless...

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