This Day in History: 1927-01-17
Ramsey Assemblyman John Y. Dater was named the chairman of the Education Committee of the lower house of the state legislature. He was beginning his sixth term in the house. He announced a vigorous campaign to make sure that the proceeds of the state railroad tax, which were supposed to be used to support elementary education, were not longer diverted to other uses. He also promised to block further grants to Rutgers University until their educational training facilities were placed under the guidance of the State Education Department. He said that Rutgers should institute a course for preparing high school teachers. The normal schools, he pointed out, only trained primary teachers, leaving High Schools to seek out of the state for trained teachers.