Date of Award

Spring 1945

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science




It is my purpose in this thesis to present as far as possible an analysis of the social and economic bases of national interest in education. It would appear that a nation which is able to prepare for war so speedily, so effectively, apparently so efficiently as did this United States of America can "afford" to educate every citizen for democracy and the democratic way of life. The nation did not set up draft boards in each state independent of the National Government, but rather the National Government took and assumed the responsibility of setting up draft boards in each state. Some inequalities may have existed, but on the whole it has operated very successfully. Then why cannot an educational system be operated efficiently on the same basis?

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