Education: Peace Day

Two years ago when the radical American Student Union tried to prod U.S. high-school and college students out of their classrooms for an hour to protest against war, only 25,000 students responded. Last year the Union held a second strike, rallied 200,000 strikers. With better organization and a European crisis at hand, an estimated 500,000 student strikers last week observed the third Peace Day. While the Emergency Peace Committee was imparting to the occasion a religious flavor (see p. 32), the student Peace Day gave signs of turning into a full-sized and characteristically noisy national institution, like Halloween.

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