Teaching About Communism

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Need to Explain Communism to Youth

Demand for Study of Communism in Schools

Courses on communism in American high schools—inconceivable only a few years ago—are being introduced on a rapidly expanding scale all over the country. Impelled by a strong sense of urgency, school authorities have been developing new course outlines, assembling study materials, drawing up reading lists, and issuing instructions to teachers on this newly emphasized subject of study. In a few cases the authorities have acted under mandate of state legislatures; in most cases, state departments of education or local boards of education have taken the initiative. Either way, it is clear that the schools are responding to a growing demand that the rising generation be given full understanding of the nature of the ...

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