Education: Price of Progress

Last year the U.S. spent an average of $213 on the education of each public school student. Local school boards paid their teachers an average salary of $3,080. In Geneva, Switzerland, last week, Earl J. McGrath, U.S. Commissioner of Education, reported these figures to the 14th International Conference on Public Education, and added some other facts on U.S. education:

CJ The school system is suffering an alarming loss of teachers to higher-paying posts in business, industry and Government service.

¶Teachers' training classes are disappearing from high-school programs as fast as the study of Greek.

¶English history, industrial history and nature study are being absorbed...

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