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April 29, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(17):1354-1355. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740170052022

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Measures to Prevent Overcrowding of Universities  In view of the large number of pupils graduating from the secondary schools, the crowded universities, and the depressed state of the academic labor market, the administrations of public instruction in all German länder, beginning with the Easter recess, 1933, will apply the following regulations in recommending graduates of secondary schools for admission to higher schools of learning: An examining board in every secondary school will consider carefully not only the scholastic records of each individual candidate but also his human qualities, mental aptitudes, and his predilections and general performances, and on this basis decide whether or not to recommend a pupil for advanced studies. The school administration will acquaint the parents of the pupils who cannot be recommended with the decision of the examining board. Likewise, on request, university authorities will be informed of the decision of the secondary school in any case,

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