Education: The Plus of Paris

In a Paris classroom last week, a pupil scrawled a familiar bit of U.S. doggerel across the blackboard: "No more classes; no more books; no more teacher's cross-eyed looks." He was an American schoolboy, and most of his 140 classmates were Americans too. The same afternoon, wilting in the hot Paris sun, U.S. Ambassador Jefferson Caffery spoke at exercises for the first six students to graduate from the school in seven years.

Though the American Community School had to share in all of France's shortages, its first postwar year had not gone badly. Textbooks,...

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