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Education: Crossfire

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Director Neal Gross of the Harvard School-Executive Studies last week described the sort of crossfire the nation’s schoolmen are in. Of 500 school board members questioned, 53% said that citizens had demanded they put more emphasis on the 3 Rs, while 43% received demands for other types of courses; 41% received protests over the opinions of certain teachers, while 12% were confronted with demands that teachers be allowed to speak more freely; 69% received complaints about the amount of school taxes, while 51% received demands that the schools get more money.

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