New York (Feb. 9)
Dr. Sterling Nead, president-elect of the American Dental Association, today disavowed the reports by Dr. Harlan H. Horner, head of the Dental Education Council of the ADA, advocating “racial quotas” in dental colleges, and declared that Dr. Horner’s statements did not reflect the sentiments of the ADA. Dr. Nead predicted that the trustees of the ADA would reject the Horner recommendation.
Meanwhile, as an aftermath to the controversy aroused by the Horner reports; a group of educational leaders have appealed to President Roosevelt to establish a national Fair Education Practice Committee, whose duty it would be to help eliminate “quotas and other forms of racial and religious discriminations in the nation’s colleges.
Sponsoring the request are the Department of Higher Education and the Commission for the Defense of Democracy through Education, divisions of the National Education Association, and the education division of the Independent Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions. The National Education Association has a teacher membership in excess of 300,000. Denouncing the action of Dr. Horner, the educators, in a telegram to the President, said that this move demonstrated the need for a national committee to study the entire field of college and university admission practices.