Education: Fifty Million Students

For the 17th straight year, the colossal U.S. educational system is under way with more students than ever—49.3 million (out of a population of 184 million) in all public and private schools, from kindergarten through graduate school. Since last year, estimates the U.S. Office of Education, enrollment has risen by 1,400,000, or 3% The breakdown:

Elementary High

Public 28,700,000 9,500,000

Catholic 4,469,000 933,000

Private 831,000 267,000

Special 200,000 100,000...

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