Education: Mecca

By all the signs, the U.S. was now the educational mecca of the world:

¶ Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, leader of India's new interim Government, wanted more of his countrymen—who used to go mainly to Britain for education—to look to the U.S. As he spoke, there were 300 Indians on the high seas, heading for U.S. universities; 300 others had already enrolled.

¶ 80% of Scandinavia's foreign-bound students planned to come to the U.S. (550 of them this fall). Before the war, 50% went to Germany.

¶ China reported a waiting list of 4,000 students—double the usual yearly quota —whose passports were stamped and ready...

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