Certainly any thorough discussion of education and the war would require more time than has been allotted to the present speaker and more patience than is possessed by the present listeners. Consequently I and also you must be content with a brief and sketchy interpretation of the educational scene as I have observed it, particularly during the past six or eight months. My attention will be focused on the portions of the scene that have a war relation to the institutions ordinarily classified as higher institutions—colleges, universities and professional and technical schools.
Since the days when the dark clouds of war began to gather on the national horizon, American schools from the lowest to the highest have exhibited an energetic anxiety to give conclusive proof of their loyal usefulness as instruments for the increase of the national might demanded for victory. Teachers and students, day by day, have stood fast,
ELLIOTT EC. EDUCATION AND THE WAR. JAMA. 1943;121(9):631–633. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840090001001