Education: Report Card

¶ In reversing the suspension of five ex-Communists in the New York City school system and the dismissal of one municipal college professor, New York State Education Commissioner James E. Allen Jr. ruled that though a public-school teacher must tell all about his own past activities, his superiors have no right to force him to inform on others. "A school system," said Allen, "which sets one teacher against another in this manner is not conducive toward the strength and cohesion which need to exist in order to instill character into the student body."

¶ After giving a battery of tests to 60,000...

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