Education: N. E. A. on Preparedness

The U. S. is the only important nation in the world without compulsory military training. Last week Congress gravely pondered that pregnant fact. So did many a citizen. So did U. S. educators, convened in Milwaukee for the annual meeting of the National Education Association (membership: 203,000).

Preparedness, but not military preparedness, was the keynote struck by N. E. A.'s president, stout Amy Henrietta Hinrichs of New Orleans, before the 11,000 delegates: "Universal education is ... the first line of defense in our national life." Other orators:

American Legion's Commander Raymond John Kelly: "It is tragically futile for us to continue to teach...

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