Education: Book Burnings

Dr. Harold Ordway Rugg is a mild-mannered, talkative little man, a professor at Columbia University's Teachers College who writes history and social-science textbooks. Lively and readable, they are the most popular books of their kind, have sold some 2,000,000 copies, are used in 4,000 U. S. schools. But recently the heat has been turned on.

Five years ago a patriot in Washington, D. C. denounced two Rugg books as "communistic," but the District of Columbia Board of Education gave them a clean bill of health. No Communist, Dr. Rugg has espoused some radical ideas, was an ardent believer...

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