Education: Training Front

The U.S. must go back to school. If U.S. defense factories are to work around the clock seven days a week, at least 3,000,000 more workers must be trained within a year.

In Boston, where the American Vocational Association convened last week, the men in charge of this job faced its staggering dimensions. They thought they had already performed miracles. U.S. Education Commissioner John W. Studebaker reported work done: 1,776,000 trained for defense jobs in 17 months (29 times the number trained in World War I). Congress had appropriated $183,622,000 for their training. Of the nation's 1,200 busy vocational schools, half were...