Education: Los Angeles: Pink Ford?

In his five years as superintendent of the Los Angeles school system, Alexander Stoddard has been fighting a losing battle. Each fall he finds himself with 10-20,000 new students—and without enough teachers to take care of them. A few months ago Stoddard worked out a plan, submitted it to the Ford Foundation and promptly got a promise of a $335,000 grant.

Stoddard's plan: Los Angeles was to set up special examinations to select each year 90 qualified men and women with B.A. degrees who might make good teachers. Their training would consist of courses during two summers plus a year's practice teaching...

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