Education: Our Enemies

It was the pedagogues' turn to strike back, and the powerful National Education Association (465,266 members) was all set to "name our enemies and hold them up to-public light." Last week, at its annual convention in San Francisco, it did so. The enemies that N.E.A. had in mind were no ordinary critics of the public schools. They were a handful of right-wing groups that have made their influence felt from Port Washington, N.Y., to Pasadena, Calif. "They have one characteristic in common: bigotry," said Richard B. Kennan of the N.E.A.'s Defense Commission. Their...

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