Education: Report Card

¶ In St. Louis last week, officials happily announced that the city's 14,000 public high-school students had had their first experience with desegregation. Incidents reported: none.

¶ If all goes according to plan, said Lieut. General Hubert Harmon last week, cadets of the new Air Force Academy will be the "best-dressed and sharpest-looking men ever to be in the uniform of the U.S. military service." The proposed designer of their new uniform: Hollywood's master of spectacle, Cecil B. DeMille.

¶ In the Washington (D.C.) Star, Chairman Samuel Burr Jr. of American University's department of education had a few sharp words to...

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