Education: Textbooks Brought to Book

Last week, as U. S. educators gathered for their big annual conventions, the educational air was heavy with storm clouds. In Philadelphia, where 4,000 Progressive Educators met, and in Atlantic City, where 12,000 school administrators prepared to meet, delegates felt it coming. Many had already felt squalls in their home towns. Before the week was out, the Big Blow broke.

Textbooks have long been a storm centre in U. S. schools. Biggest row was in 1928-1931, when the Federal Trade Commission found that the public-utility industry had authored many a school text. Then...

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