Teaching Tolerance Major Problem in 1939, U.S. Education Chief Holds
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Teaching Tolerance Major Problem in 1939, U.S. Education Chief Holds

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Applauding the New York City Board of Education’s decision to promote racial and religious tolerance through school assemblies, United States Education Commissioner J.W. Studebaker declared in a statement today that the teaching of tolerance would be a “major problem of 1939 for American education.”

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