Education and Economic Well-Being in American Democracy

Education and Economic Well-Being in American Democracy

Education and Economic Well-Being in American Democracy

Education and Economic Well-Being in American Democracy

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The commission wishes to note here the assistance of a large number of persons who have contributed to the development of this report.

Special acknowledgment is due Harold F. Clark for an extensive memorandum prepared especially for the Commission and which served as a basis for certain chapters of this volume.

Mabel L. Walker prepared a special memorandum on economic literacy and read and criticized preliminary drafts of the report.

A subcommittee of the Educational Policies Commission, consisting of John K. Norton, George S. Counts, and Edmund E. Day, has met on numerous occasions during the consideration of this problem by the Commission. In May 1936 the Commission called into conference at Chicago a group of economists and sociologists including R. M. Haig, Harold G. Moulton, and Howard W. Odum.

A preliminary draft of the report was read by J. M. Clark, who made extensive and helpful criticisms concerning it. Among many others who read and criticized the document we wish to mention especially Edwin A. Lee, Newton Edwards, and Frank Cushman. Alice L. Edwards read and criticized the section on the education of the consumer. Eugene S. Lawler reviewed and criticized the chapter on estimating costs.

We are indebted to the staff of the Libraries of Columbia University, and particularly of the Library of the School of Business, for courteous assistance in making their resources readily available.

The document draws heavily on many deliberative committee reports and publications of sociologists, political scientists, leaders in government and school finance, econo-

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