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Need for More Public School Teachers

A NEW UPSURGE in the school population of the country is under way. The number of children in elementary schools is expected to reach a total of nearly 35 million by 1965, as against 27.5 million in 1955, while the number of children in high school is expected to climb to 12 million from 7 million. Figures like these reinforce already pressing demands for more classrooms and more teachers. Congress has been asked to authorize federal aid to help meet the classroom shortage, but the teacher shortage does not lend itself to such treatment. As Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Folsom told a television audience, Apr. 7, that is considered something for local communities to handle.

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