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Conference of 250 Mass Educators Discusses Plans to Fight Anti-semitism

Plans for wiping out anti-Semitism and other racial and religious prejudices through cooperation by teachers and school heads were discussed here over the week-end at the 30th annual meeting of superintendents of schools throughout Massachusetts . About 250 superintendents attended the conference.

Prior to separating into several panels, each of which discussed different phases of the problem of educating children against anti-Semitism, the meeting heard an address by Dr. Margaret Mead, Columbia University anthropologist, who stressed that educators must include in children “a sense of acceptance of themselves” which will not make it necessary for them to disapprove of their neighbors.

It is expected that when the conference’s sessions are concluded, a “Massachusetts Plan” to combat racial antagonisms in the schools will be drafted. Such a plan has been suggested by Dr. Julius Warren, Commissioner of Education in Massachusetts, and a member of Governor Saltonatall’s committee to investigate racial outbreaks in the state.

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