Education: The Things They Teach, Nov. 28, 1949

Last week New York University's School of Education reported that 26 graduate students were taking the nation's first collegiate course in writing comic books. Reason for the course: since most U.S. schoolchildren (and most adults) read comics, N.Y.U. had begun to think that U.S. educators better learn how to produce constructive ones.

New York University was not alone. A special curriculum committee set up by New York City's Board of Education had also been wondering about comic books, In its last report, the committee cautiously recommended that New York teachers begin to look into them as a possible "educational device for the...

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