Education: The Timid Ones

So far as its schools are concerned, Los Angeles is not noted as a city of peace and quiet. Not so long ago, right-wing critics raised such a fuss that the schools dropped a special UNESCO-sponsored study program. Later, Superintendent Alexander Stoddard was forced to turn down a Ford Foundation grant for the recruiting of teachers because the same sort of critics charged that the foundation was following the Communist line.

Do such pressures tend to intimidate teachers? Last week, after a poll of 250 teachers of history and political science, the Los Angeles Mirror answered yes.

The Mirror's poll covered everything from...

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