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Two Successful School Campaigns


by Sue L. Fratis & Elizabeth Arlett 1920

Introduction. The public school system of America is in a very critical situation. The schools not only face a shortage of teachers and inadequacy of financial support, but there is imminent in every populous community in the country the threat of control of the schools by the political groups contending for power and personal gain in the governmental machinery. No more inviting fields for political exploitation exist than the budget of the schools and the long list of employees of the public school system. The control of either is a most desirable political plum, and the political groups contending for power and personal gain in every large city have by no means overlooked the opportunity. School administrations, professional organizations of teachers, and, most of all, the instructional policies of the schools are the objectives of insidious political attack carried on for the sake of control for exploitation.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 21 Number 1, 1920, p. 68-75
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3868, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 8:45:25 AM

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