Educational Policy for the Long Pull
Disagreement among leading educators on the wisdom of drafting 18-year-olds reflects the general conviction that national policy is now being made not for a few years of intensive struggle but for a prolonged period of world tension and uncertainty. A conference of school authorities was told last September by a spokesman for the National Security Resources Board: “We may go through a decade or more as a garrison state. We may move into a long and very serious war, and even if such a war were successful, we would at that point be face to face with a world on the edge of chaos.”1
Because the country may remain in a state of semi-mobilization for one, two or three decades, ...