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State public high school students may receive compulsory instruction in the virtues of free enterprise and the evils of communism, if a proposed bill passes the State House of Representatives Monday.
The act, sponsored by Senator Richard C. Capels, was passed by the State Senate Thursday. It requires that all public high schools give instruction which shall emphasize that the free enterprise economy of the United States provides higher wages, higher standards of living, and greater personal freedom than any other system of economics on earth. Particular emphasis shall be placed upon the dangers, evils, fallacies and false doctrines of communism, as well as ways to fight it."
Opponents of the bill, including such organizations as the Americans for Democratic Action and the American Civil liberties Union, are urging Massachusetts residents to telephone and telegraph their representatives in a last ditch effort to block the bill's enactment.
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