Education: Report Card

¶ During the 1951-52 school year, more children than ever before were enrolled in elementary grades. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that grade-school classrooms bulged with 21,800,000 pupils, 600,000 more than in the previous year.

¶ Columbia University announced a new field of study for a Bachelor of Science degree: Editing and Publishing. Undergraduates and graduate students will be offered courses in magazine publishing, book publishing, editing, the graphic arts and the law of literary property.

¶ The government of Natal announced a major concession to its 250,000 Indians. Henceforth, the word "coolie" will be expunged from all textbooks in Natal....

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