Education: Bold Talk

Biggest professional organization in the U. S. is the National Education Association, which numbers some 225,000 (four-fifths women) of the nation's 1,000,000 school teachers. But teachers, who in many communities are expected to be politically as well as physically chaste, seldom raise their voices outside the classroom. Consequently they are perennially startled at the bold talk that springs up at the N. E. A.'s annual conventions, attended chiefly by the outspoken fringe.

Last week the 1,680 delegates and 12,000 visitors who arrived in Manhattan for the 76th N. E. A. convention and incidental...

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