Reports the Washington Post in a headline summing up in four words the speech yesterday by the U.S. Commissioner of Education, Philander P. Claxton, to the College Women’s Club of Washington, D.C.: “More Babies, Less Latin.” Read the whole thing.
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UPDATE: A reader points out that the Commissioner earned degrees from the University of Tennessee and served as a professor there, founding its Education Department. One wonders whether, with this speech, he has begun a tradition of professors at U. Tenn. taking controversial stances. One looks forward to the day when Commissioner Claxton’s speech to the college women can be read amongst his papers at U. Tenn, and a suitable memorial for him is created at the school.