Education: Report Card

¶ The University of Massachusetts won its long fight with the state legislature to determine the size and caliber of its own faculty (TIME. Feb. 13). Subject since 1954 to state control of jobs, salaries and classifications, the university protested that it was unable to compete for top teachers unless it had autonomy in hiring and firing. The new "freedom bill," passed by the legislature by a good majority, gives control of professional personnel to the university but retains control of clerical personnel for the state.

¶ A committee to push the teaching in U.S. high schools and colleges...

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