Education: Striking Scholars

A hilly, grimy stronghold of John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers and of their aggressive labor unionism are the rich bituminous coal fields of Alabama's Walker County. Last month Walker County's miners came home to hear shocking news from their children's mouths. Three of the county's schoolteachers, who had been organizing their 375 colleagues into a Teachers' Association and were trying to pet an A. F. of L. charter, had been fired for "incompetence, outside activity." To this familiar gesture, the miners made a familiar answer. Last week Walker County's Central Labor...

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