Strongest opposition was expressed last week by America's most prominent educators to the Sterling-Reed Bill, which would create a Federal Department of Education under a new cabinet officer, would give federal aid to local schools, and, in general, would increase federal control of education.
Administrative objections were made by President Goodnow of Johns Hopkins. Constitutional objections were made by two Baltimore lawyersW. L. Marbury, W. F. Rawls.
Letters from many college presidents were put into the record of the House Committee now considering the bill.
Wrote President Lowell of Harvard:
"There is substantially no...