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[Resolution adopted by New Mexico Educational Association, November, 1927) Resolved, That we indorse the movement to secure the appointment of a secretary of education as a member of the President's Cabinet.

(Resolution adopted by the Nebraska State Teachers' Association, November, 1927] We commend President Coolidge for his definite stand on the question of creating a national department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet and reaffirm our belief in this action.

(Resolution adopted by the District Institutes of the Nevada Education Association in the fall of 1927)

Resolved, That we heartily indorse the education bill creating a department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet; and that a copy of this resolution be sent to our Representatives in Congress-Senators Key Pittman and Tasker L. Oddie, and to Congressman S. S. Arentz.

(Resolution adopted by the North Carolina Education Association, March, 1927) Resolved, That the North Carolina Education Association again indorses the efforts of the National Education Association and other agencies which are seeking to secure the establishment of a Federal department of education with & secretary in the President's Cabinet. We believe that the adoption of such a policy by the Federal Congress would result in increased efficiency in the public schools through research which would be conducted by this department. We, therefore, commend the serious consideration of this measure to the North Carolina delegation in Congress.

(Resolution adopted by the North Dakota Education Association at Fargo, N. Dak., October, 1926]

We favor the passage of the so-called national education bill looking to the establishment of a national department of education.

(Resolution adopted by the Ohio State Teachers' Association at Columbus, Ohio, in December, 1927)

Believing that the schools of our country deserve Federal recognition by a department of education, which would render service to them similar to that offered other great national interests by the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Labor, we reindorse the Curtis-Reed bill, which provides for a department of education, with a secretary in the President's Cabinet, to carry on investigations of educational problems and to coordinate existing educational activities of the Federal Government, in accordance with the hope, expressed by President Coolidge in his recent message to Congress, that the Government's educational functions may be combined under one directing member of the Cabinet.

(Resolution adopted by the Oregon State Teachers' Association at Portland, Ore., on December (30, 1926]

We pledge ourselves to aid in the establishment of a national department of education.

(Resolution adopted by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Harrisburg, Pa., December, 1927)

Resolved, That we again indorse the efforts of the Legislative Commission of the National Education Association to establish a department of education with a Cabinet representative in education in the National Government. The fact that the chairman of this national commission, Dr. William M. Davidson, superintendent of the Pittsburgh schools, is an honored past president of this association ought to make us all the more determined to exert the great influence of this organization to bring about this much to be desired legislation in the Capital of our country.

We recommend to the legislative committee of the Pennsylvania State Education Association a very close cooperative working relationship to the national education Legislative Commission. (Resolution adopted by the South Dakota Education Association Aberdeen, S. Dak, November 22, 1927]

Resolved, That we indorse the action of the National Education Association asking that the Bureau of Education and all other educational activities of the Federal Government now distributed in several departments be merged in a department of education with a secretary of education at its head who shall be a member of the President's Cabinet.

(Resolution adopted by Public School Officers' Association of Tennessee in January, 1928)

Resolved by the Public School Officers Association of Tennessee in annual meeting assembled, That it indorses the bill now pending in Congress providing for a department of education in the Federal Government and a secretary of education in the President's Cabinet. The association believes that the passage of the bill will give recognition by the Federal Government to the public-school systems of the several States and will contribute to their development. The officers of the association are requested to communicate this resolution to the Senators and Representatives from Tennessee in Congress and to urge their support and vote in favor of this measure.

(Resolution passed by the Texas State Teachers' Association, Dallas, Tex.)

Resolved, That we indorse the program as outlined by the Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association and that we earnestly hope that they will hold their next meeting in Texas.

We believe that efficiency and economy demand that the several agencies of the Federal Government dealing with education be consolidated in a department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet. We believe that this department, operating as a fact-finding and fact-distributing agency, will aid the several States to improve and develop their public schools. We urge our Representatives and Senators in Congress to work for the creating of such a department in accordance with the new education bill sponsored by the National Education Association and other educational and civic bodies.

(Resolution adopted by Utah Education Association at Salt Lake City, Utah, October 20, 1927)

Resolved, That the Federal Government which has long accepted responsibility for the conducting of inquiries and disseminating information concerning the public schools of the Nation enlarge the scope of its scientific inquiry with respect to education and increase its support of this undertaking. "That this most important function of the National Government can be best carried out by the establishment of a department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet. We pledge our aggressive support to the Curtis-Reed bill which provides for the establishment of a department of education and for the more adequate support of scientific research in education under the direction of a secretary of education.

[Resolution adopted by the Virginia Education Association at Richmond, Va., November, 1927)

Resolved, That the association indorses the establishment of a Federal department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet.

[Resolution adopted by the West Virginia State Education Association, November, 1925)

We favor the new education bill to be introduced in the Sixty-ninth Congress of the United States which provides for a department of education with a Secretary of education as a member of the President's Cabinet.

[Resolution adopted by the Washington Education Association at Longview and Wenatchee, Wasb.,

October 29, 1927) The Washington Education Association reaffirms its interest in and approval of the national education bill which is soon to be reintroduced in Congress, and we pledge our support and assistance to the State and national committees which have been given the directing responsibility of the work. Furthermore, the representative assembly urges upon the members the importance of communicating with our Congressmen offering good reasons why the proposed measure is important to our educational development. (Resolution adopted by the Wisconsin Teachers' Association at Milwaukee, Wis., November 3, 1927)

Resolved, That the association indorses the establishment of a Federal department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet. (Resolution adopted by the Wyoming State Teachers' Association at Cheyenne, Wyo., October, 1927]

Resolved, That we reaffirm our belief in the desirability of the establishment of a Federal department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet as outlined in the Curtis-Reed bill.

(Resolution adopted by the San Francisco Regional Conference, department of classroom teachers, Febru

ary 9, 1928) Resolved, That we sponsor the education bill and pledge ourselves to actively support it.

[Resolution adopted by the Elementary School Principals' Association Kansas City, Mo., December

13, 19271

Be it resolved by the Elementary School Principals Association of Kansas City, Mo., in their regular monthly meeting, That they are in favor of the new education bill, which creates a department of education under the control and direction of a secretary of education appointed by the President of the United States.

This bill leaves the control of education to the several States. The National Government should not control education, but should encourage the States in its promotion and development.

The establishment of a department of education offers to education a needed service similar to that already provided to other national interests by the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Labor.

Therefore, we are asking all friends of education to be actively interested in the passage of this bill and we especially request our Senators and Representatives in Congress to take an active part in securing the passage of said bill. [Resolution adopted by the Mahaska County Teachers' Association at Oskaloosa, Iowa, November, 1927]

Resolved, That we also recommend that this association go on record as indorsing the movement to establish a department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet. [Resolution adopted by the Aroostook County Teachers' Association at Houlton, Me., October 14, 1927]

Resolved, That we reaffirm our faith in the provisions of the bill for a Federal department of education with a secretary in the Cabinet of the President of the United States. We request our Representative and Senators, Hon. Ira G. Hersey, Hon. Arthur R. Gould, and Hon. Frederick Hale to use their influence to have this bill favorably acted upon at the coming session of Congress. (Resolution adopted by the Steuben County Schoolmasters' Association at Corning, N.Y. February, 1928]

Resolved, That the Steuben County Schoolmasters Association favors a Federal department of education with a secretary of education in the President's Cabinet, as provided for in the bill, H. R. 7, recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Mr. Reed of New York. [Resolution adopted by the Teachers' Association of Eddy County, at New Rockford, N. Dak., April 2,

1928) Whereas the Curtis-Reed bill embodies principles which we believe vital to the progress of education; and

Whereas this bill has been indorsed by the leading educational and noneducational organizations of our country: Be it therefore

Resolved, That the Eddy County Teachers Association in convention assembled wishes to go on record as favoring this measure; and be it further

Resolved, That the action of this association be spread upon the minutes of this meeting, and copies of this resolution transmitted to our Representatives and Senators in Congress. [Resolution adopted by the Aberdeen local unit of National Education Association at Aberdeen, S. Dak.,

February 20, 1928] Whereas there is now no adequate representation in the interest of education in the President's Cabinet; and

Whereas such adequate representation would be provided in the Curtis-Reed bill now pending before Congress, if said bill were enacted into law; and, furthermore,

Whereas a dignity and recognition would be accorded education commensurate with its importance as a factor in American life by the passage of the CurtisReed bill: Therefore, be it,

Resolved by this body, That we favor the passage of the Curtis-Reed bill, and that we instruct our secretary to send a copy of this resolution to our Congressman, the Hon. Royal C. Johnson, and to our United States Senators, the Hon. Peter Norbeck and the Hon. Wm. H. McMaster, at Washington, D. C.

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(Resolution adopted by the Harris County (Tex.) Teachers' Association in September, 1927] Be it resolved by the teachers of Harris County in convention assembled, That this convention go on record as being in favor of the creation of a Federal department of education with a secretary of education in the President's Cabinet; that we fully approve of Federal appropriations for the aid of education, but that complete autonomy should be assured to the States in the management of their public schools and the expenditure of such Federal appropriations as may be made for the aid of education; that a copy of this resolution be furnished our Congressmen and United States Senators and the newspapers of this country. (Resolution adopted by the board of education of the Wasatch County school district at Heber, Utah, on

December 22, 1927) Whereas education is declared by the greatest men of our nation to be the biggest and most important business of a people; and

Whereas the success of civilization depends on education; and

Whereas provision should be made for adequate funds and organization to carry on needed research in the field of education; and

Whereas coordination of departments are necessary in the interests of economy and efficiency through elimination of duplication and securing unity of plan and purpose; and

Whereas “To deny the right of education is to deny the right to live. To stunt education is to dwarf life. To educate is to guide growth”: therefore be it

Resolved, That the board of education and superintendent of the Wasatch County school district go on record as heartily favoring the new education bill (S. 1584, H. R. 7) and urging their respective representatives in Congress to work for the passage of the above bill, that our biggest business may have Cabinet recognition. (Resolution adopted by the Weber County Teachers' Association at Ogden, Utah, on November 12, 1927]

Whereas a bill known officially as Senate bill 291 and H. R. 5000, or generally as the Curtis,Reed education bill, and more popularly as the new education bill, providing for a department of education with a secretary in the Cabinet of the President of the United States, will probably again receive consideration in the next session of Congress: Be it

Resolved, That the Weber County Teachers Association indorses the said CurtisReed bill and urges upon Senators and Representatives from Utah that the bill be given their support. Be it further

Řesolved, That the secretary of this association is hereby instructed to forward a copy of this resolution to each Senator and Congressman from Utah, and that a copy be sent to the secretary of the National Education Association.

(Action taken by the Norfolk Education Association at Norfolk, Va., on December 9, 1927)

Mr. Rorer made a motion that the association go on record as favoring the national education bill.

Mr. Nolley stated that the basis of the bill was sound and that any fears that might be entertained were groundless.

The association went on record as practically unanimously favoring the national education bill.

(Resolution adopted by the California Teachers' Association, southern section, at Los Angeles, Calif.,

December 22, 1927)

We urge all teachers, school authorities, and the public to give strong support to the national education bill authorizing a secretary of education in the President's Cabinet, as recommended by President Coolidge in his recent massage to Congress.

(Resolution adopted by the northern section of the California Teachers' Association at Sacramento,

October, 1927]

Pledging support to the Curtis-Reed bill, which provides for the establishment of a department of education with a secretary of education as a member of the President's Cabinet.

[Resolution adopted by the Chicago division of the Illinois State Teachers' Association, 1927)

We reaffirm' our indorsement of the Federal education bill.

(Resolution adopted by the southeast division of the Minnesota Education Association at Winona, Minn.,

October 8, 1927)

Resolved, That we indorse the Curtis-Reed education bill as expressing proper aims and standards for a national department of education to be directed by a secretary as a member of the President's Cabinet. We commend this measure to the favorable attention and the support of the Members of Congress from this State.

(Resolution adopted by the Missouri State School Administrative Association at Columbia, Mo., Feb.

ruary 4, 1927]

Resolved, That we indorse the proposed Curtis-Reed bill providing for the creation of a Federal department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet. We recommend that each superintendent and principal make a personal effort in securing the aid of his Members of Congress in this matter. (Resolution adopted by the South-Central Missouri Teachers' Association at Rolla, Mo., October 22,

1927) Resolved, That we favor a secretary of education in the President's Cabinet. [Resolution adopted by the Northwest Missouri Teachers' Association at Maryville, Mo., October 15,

1927] Resolved, That we favor a secretary of education in the President's Cabinet. (Resolution adopted by the Southwest Missouri Teachers' Association at Springfield, Mo., October 29,

1927] Resolved, That we indorse the proposed legislation for the creation of the Federal department of education with a secretary of education in the President's Cabinet.

(Resolution adopted by the Southeast| Missouri Teachers' Association at Cape Girardeau, Mo., October

22, 1927]

Resolved, That we indorse the proposed legislation for the creation of a Federal department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet. (Resolution adopted by the Central Missouri Teachers' Association at Warrensburg, Mo., October 15, 1927)

Resolved, That we indorse the proposed legislation for the creation of the Federal department of education.

[Resolution adopted by the Southeastern Ohio Teachers' Association at Athens, Ohio, 1927]

Resolved, That we cheerfully undertake our responsibility in connection with the national education bill. And that we interpret our responsibility as one of understanding and promulgating its provisions. (Resolution adopted by Northeastern Convention District of the Pennsylvania State Education Assca

ciation at East Stroudsburg, Pa., March, 1928] The convention district resolved in favor of the Curtis-Reed bill providing for & department of education with a secretary in the President's Cabinet.

Doctor DAVIDSON. The next speaker to be heard is Dr. Thomas E. Finegan, Education Director of the Eastman Kodak Co., and former acting commissioner of education in New York State, and State superintendent of public instruction in Pennsylvania. STATEMENT OF DR. THOMAS E. FINEGAN, EDUCATION DIREC

TOR, EASTMAN KODAK CO., ROCHESTER, N. Y. Doctor FINEGAN. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I am in favor of the enactment of a measure which will establish a department of education in the National Government, with the head of that department given the status of a Cabinet member. I am for this bill because of the experiences which I have had during a period of 40 years in educational work, and with your permission I just want

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