Public Utilities' Propaganda in the Schools

Archive Report

A recommendation that the National Education Association, national organization of public school teachers, denounce the purpose and efforts of the utility service bureaus to carry propaganda into the schools and that it appoint a committee to investigate the propaganda situation in general, will come before the Association's annual assembly at Minneapolis on July 1. The recommendation follows wide-spread discussion among public school teachers and administrators of evidence relating to contacts between utility corporations and public schools and colleges, brought out in the investigation of the power and gas industries by the Federal Trade Commission.

July 7 has been set as the date on which the Commission's hearings on efforts to influence public opinion will end. The greater part of the significant data relating to schools ...

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