Education: U. S. English

U. S. classroom English is a kind of dead language, derived chiefly from British literary traditions. Outside the classroom door students have lapsed naturally into their native American, which has a vocabulary as broad as the country, as exact and complex as U. S. technology, from which it draws many terms. To close the breach between classroom English and spoken American, two works had appeared last week in time for inclusion among next year's textbooks.

Four high-school teachers (Mabel Goddard, Louise Schafer Camp, Eva Hanks Lycan and Helen Louise Cohen Stockwell) published four graduated...

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