Lee M. Thurston, Inauguration of Eugene B. Elliott, 1949



Lee M. Thurston, Inauguration of Eugene B. Elliott, 1949


Lee M. Thurston served as Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1948-1953. In this address, Thurston speaks of the value of state support for Michigan schools, stating that without state involvement, Michigan schools risk consolidation and centralization of programs by the federal government in Washington D.C. Thurston also stresses the need for a belief in college and university education by common citizens, and notes that Michigan State Normal College is, and will be, an example of a school that bolsters the belief in education.


Thurston, Lee

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Lee M. Thurston; Michigan State Normal College; Eugene B. Elliott; State of Michigan Constitution; public education; private education




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