Education: High School v. War Jobs

What would keep high-school students from quitting school to take well-paying war jobs? That was what the U.S. Office of Education asked itself. Last summer the Office set to work to contrive ways & means for local authorities to keep students in school. Last week the Office reported that it had succeeded beyond its dreams. U.S. high-school enrollment last fall dropped about 6.2%—only about half the expected loss. The Office also reported some of the means by which the trick was turned:

¶ In Los Angeles, a high-school "four-four plan" is enabling thousands...

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