Education: Every Man a Horace Mann

"It is my intention," said the President of the U.S., "to call a national conference on education." With that simple announcement in his 1954 budget message, Dwight Eisenhower set off a chain of events that even he might not have anticipated. By last week every state in the union, as well as Hawaii and Alaska, had either held, or was planning to hold, scores of local meetings in preparation for the big White House conference next Nov. 28. Special committees have made surveys on everything from the rise of enrollments to the shortage of...

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