Education: Govorite Po-Russki?

In December 1941, an American who wanted to learn Russian would have found it taught in only 19 U.S. colleges and universities.* This week, the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages found seven times as many colleges saying it in Russian.

One explanation for the increase came from Union College Physics Professor Vladimir Rojansky. Said he: "Russian increasingly will supplant French as the second language [after German] for the research scientist."

In St. Louis, the National Council for the Social Studies juggled a hot question: "What shall we teach about Russia now?" William H. E. Johnson of the American...

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