Education: Massive Transfusion

Like any other official in a similar position, Chicago's Assistant School Superintendent Thaddeus Lubera was dismayed.

He urgently needed 300 more high-school teachers, but when he announced that a special examination would take place, only 100 applicants showed up to take it. What could Chicago do about its ever-increasing shortage of teachers?

Last week Chicago schoolmen were working out a plan by which 13 Illinois colleges and universities will offer teacher-training courses at the undergraduate level and thus assure a whole new batch of teachers. But more important than the plan itself was the fact that Chicago had become the latest recruit...