Education: Report Card

¶ The state supreme court of California finally made its decision in the case of the 17 professors who were fired for refusing to sign the University of California's special loyalty oath (TIME, June 27, 1949, et seq.). Since the state already requires an oath, ruled the court, the university has no right to require another. Unless the board of regents decides to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the 17 must be reinstated forthwith with back pay.

¶ Just in case the U.S. Supreme Court should force South Carolina to let Negroes into its public schools. Governor James Byrnes...

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