Education: Report Card

¶ In spite of such perennial problems as the teacher shortage (72,000), U.S. Education Commissioner Lee Thurston reported that he was pleased with the U.S. public school system's record in general. Last year, said he, American taxpayers spent a record $7.5 billion on their schools, upped the average teacher's salary from $3,240 to $3,400. Furthermore, P.T.A. membership has doubled to 7,953,000 since 1946, and the number of citizens' committees interested in schools has multiplied eight times, to 8,000, since 1950.

¶ The Veterans Administration had some news about the year-old Korean G.I. Bill of Rights. While more than half the 15...

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