Education: Truce by Compromise

The 3,500 delegates to the annual convention of the National Education Association trooped into Detroit's Masonic Temple last week ablaze with indignation. Object of their wrath: the American Legion, a longtime ally of the N.E.A. on a joint educational committee, but a frequent critic of progressive education in U.S. schools. In the June issue of its monthly magazine the Legion had printed an article entitled "Your Child Is Their Target," which branded the N.E.A. leadership as "one of the strongest forces today in propagandizing for a socialistic America."

Author Irene Corbally Kuhn accused the N.E.A. on all the familiar counts (e.g., subversive...

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