The Post-War College: Some Curriculum Questions
by W. P. Alexander - 1943
IN THE THIRTIES high school education became mass education with half the high school age population being graduated. In the decades after the war the masses will go on to college. The change will be sudden and great. Several million soldiers will resume or begin college at government expense. The new college generation will grow ever larger because (1) economic status will keep few away—parents will have better incomes, and there will be federal aid to students and public institutions; (2) the national economy will not need the full-time labor of college age students; (3) the people will demand higher education for all just as they have demanded free secondary education.
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