Education: Report Card

¶After questioning 413 cities on their expenditures for the year 1952 to 1953, the U.S. Office of Education was able to give some figures as to the range of support U.S. citizens give to their schools. Among the largest cities (100,000 or more), expenditures per pupil ran from $133 in Memphis to $395 in Newark. Among the smallest cities (under 10,000), Bronxville, N.Y. took the prize with $675, while Batesville, Ark. trailed with $97.

¶In a special ceremony attended by U.S. High Commissioner James Bryant Conant, West Berlin formally opened the $1,300,000 new American Memorial Library. With a capacity for...

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