Education: Report Card

¶ By the end of 1950, U.S. cities (pop. over 100,000) were spending $246.71 a year per public-school pupil—a rise of more than 90% since 1940.

¶ Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, 27—the first Negro ever admitted (after a legal battle) to the University of Oklahoma Law School—got her diploma. Her record: "satisfactory."

¶ Said Clarence R. Graham of the Louisville Free Public Library: "In a democracy, what the people think is right. If you want to save the world, all you have to do is to make people think. Never before has it been so important that people think, and never before has...

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