Education: Loyalty Checkup

Opponents cried that "the bill will let loose in our schools a reign of repression and fear." Undismayed, New York's legislature last April passed the Feinberg law, barring members of subversive groups from teaching. The State Board of Regents, which governs the public school system, was charged with enforcement.

Last week, the regents told how they would enforce the law. Henceforth, every board of education in the state will make an annual investigation of all teachers and other employees, then report to the regents. Any employee found to be disloyal or a member of a "subversive group" will be tried, and if...

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