Education: Report Card

¶ The University of Wisconsin gave out the week's oddest statistic on the changing physique of the American male student. In 1926 the university's dormitories for men had only standard 6½-ft. beds. Today, because of student demand, 96 out of 1,400 beds are seven-footers. If things go on as they are, added Wisconsin, future rooms will just have to be made bigger to accommodate the bigger beds. ¶ For those worried about the nation's much publicized classroom shortage, the American School and University had some cheering news: last year the U.S. spent a record $3,028,000,000 on school construction—a jump of...