A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 14, 1959

FOR one out of five Americans—the children in U.S. public schools—the picture above is an image o; the future. Classroom TV is one way to face an overwhelming fact of U.S. life in a nation whose soaring birth rate now approaches India's. This week the new school year begins with a shortage of 195,000 teachers; the need is so great that nearly half the next decade's college graduates should theoretically become schoolteachers. TV will soon be familiar in more than 750 schools; in time, it will be used in the rest of them.

What the man on the screen teaches is another...

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