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February 21, 1936, Page 5

Bill To Repeal
Teachers' Oath
Called Doomed

Kaminsky Bill May Die Without
Hearing Despite Protests
Of Various Groups

            The Kaminsky Bill to repeal the Ives Oath may die without the repealer having a chance to debate it in either house of congress, according to a recent announcement in the World-Telegram.

            Teachers and other groups from various sections of the state are supporting the repeal measure while only Edward N. Scheiberling, departmental commander of the American Legion of New York, and Joseph F. Dunn, president of the Junior High School Association of New York City are opposing it

            President ]ames E. Conant of Harvard University criticized oaths like the Ives law, calling them threats against freedom of speech and progressive education.


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