Education: No Limit

As far as the U.S. Office of Education could see last week, there seemed to be no limit in sight. By 1960, it reckoned, U.S. primary and secondary schools will have 8 million more students than they have now, and their total enrollment will hit 37 million.

U.S. colleges & universities are also smashing records. Since V-J day, the nation has built 150 new four-year and two-year colleges, 80 of them last year alone. It can expect to build 75 more in 1950. As matters stand now, the U.S. can boast more colleges & universities (1,808) and more college students (2½ million)...

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