Date of Award
Master of Science
Truman M. Pierce
Cylde H. Wilson, Robert S. Fleming
(From the Introduction)
Equalization of educational opportunity was an ideal expressed by the founders of our nation. It is a principle that is fundamental in American education--a principle based upon the assumption that our democracy is best served by extending to all children an equal minimum opportunity to attend schools staffed with the best qualified teachers available. A denial of this principle is to defeat the basic purposes of American education as they were expressed by its founders and a they have been developed to meet the needs of our modern society.
Hopkins, Milburn N., "A Study of the Trends in the Level of Preparation and Placement of New Teachers in the White Public Schools of Tennessee From 1938-1939 through 1947-1948. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 1950.