THE ALL-STATE CHORUS
We note with regret the passing of the All-State
Chorus. We are proud of the part that the
K.N.E.A. had in building it up to its present
stature. However, even the best of children
will run away from home. We do feel that
we need the support of all the teachers in Ken-
tucky. We feel that education as a whole is
being damaged when one group leaves the
fold. It seems unnecessary to have two groups
doing the same thing at the same time. Such
duplication of efforts should and must be com-
bined to develop one strong teacher-controlled
We the parents will wait for our children
to return to the fold.
76TH K.N.E.A. MEETING
Great plans are in the making for the 76th
meeting to be held in Louisville on April 16,
The reception given to the work shop plan
last year was so great that we are again using
it as the basis for our meeting.
The meeting will be centered around the
theme "Moral and Spiritual Values in Educa-
tion." This has long been a neglected phase
of our educational program.
Last year the workshops were so successful
because of the contributions made by each
participant. If the idea is to have continued
success, you must again come with interest and
a willingness to make your contributions.
This is Election Year again. Only through
the vote of each member can we continue to
secure intelligent leadership for our organiza-
Decide early to make your vote count. For-
get petty politics and personalities. Help to
put the best we have in positions where they
are most needed.
Use your vote intelligently.
This issue's cover carries a picture of new
Western School, Owensboro, Kentucky.
The school, built at a cost of approximately
$200,000, twelve classrooms, administrative
offices, health room, teacher's lounge, cafeteria,
Science department, a library, and facilities for
the teaching of business education and home
In addition there has been erected a trades
building in which agriculture and industrial
arts are taught.
To the Officers and Members of the
Kentucky Negro Education Association
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Permit me to thank each and every one of
you for the unstinted support given for the
successful ending of the 75th Anniversary and
Diamond Jubilee Celebration April 11-13,
The privilege and honor of representing you
at the 89th Session of the N.E.A., in San Fran-
cisco, California, July 1-6; at the N.E.A. Head-
quarters in Washington, D. C., July 27-28; and
the American Teachers' Association at Hamp-
ton Institute, Va., July 29, 30 and 31 was great-
ly enjoyed by me.
From each of these meetings, information
and inspiration were received that has enabled
me to be of greater service to the teaching pro-
This Fall was used attending the District
Teachers' Associations, either in person or by
proxy. The reception given by all Associations
of the plans for 1951-52 were gratifying. En-
dorsements were given the Centennial Action
Program of the N.E.A., the requested budgets
of Kentucky State College, Lincoln Institute and
West Kentucky Vocational Training School,
and endorsement of "Integration In," which in-
cludes pupils and teachers, rather than "Integra-
tion Out," that only takes the pupils and one or
Unified dues-Local, State and National-
were also endorsed. A questionnaire was sent
the candidates for Governor and Superintendent
of Public Instruction on seven important educa-
tional questions. Your continued support to
the K.N.E.A. is urgently needed.
The representatives of the fifteen southern
states attending the meeting in Washington,
D. C. were assured that each association would
receive between $250.00 and $300.00 to assist
with publishing the official organ of each asso-
We are hopeful that the retired teachers of
the K.N.E.A. will become active, since an
amendment to the constitution at the 1951
session made this possible.
We have kept a watchful eye on the happen-
ings of the General Assembly of 1952, and have
registered protest against measures we felt not
beneficial to us as a group.
If there were any changes in the official
families of the District Teachers' Associations,
we first want to thank the out going officers of
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