Education: Armistice in California

Peace finally came last week to end the winter-long war between the regents and the faculty of the University of California over anti-Communist loyalty oaths.

From the beginning, both sides had agreed on one thing: they wanted no Communist teachers. But there agreement stopped. When the regents ordered faculty holdouts to the loyalty oath (13.5% of a teaching staff of 4,000) to sign or resign by April 30 (TIME, March 6), most of the faculty rose in arms.

As facultymen saw it, an oath under such compulsion was insulting, superfluous and meaningless to boot,...

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