Education: Call to the Front

Even if he had not made the speech he did. the annual convention of the powerful (613,000 members) National Education Association would undoubtedly have given Adlai Stevenson a healthy round of applause. Instead, it gave him a standing ovation, for he had told his audience exactly what it wanted to hear. President Eisenhower, said Stevenson, now proposes to spend $45 on highways to every $1 he proposes to spend on schools. "I must deny that this 45-to-1 ratio . . . represents the standards or the priority of the people of America." Thereupon....

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