Education: Norway's Unteachables

A new application blank—a new attempt at corruption—went last week to the schoolteachers of Norway, inviting them to sign up with the Quisling Teachers Union, or Laerersamband. The Laerersamband has had everything but members. The new blanks were coaxers. "Providing political propaganda or similar work in conflict with my conscience is not prescribed." they read, "I may be regarded as a member. . . ." This was ingratiating, but Norway's teachers were unimpressed.

Like the unbreakable clergy of their country, they have earned a conspicuous place in the anti-Nazi Book of Martyrs. Three months later the fight began in earnest....

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