Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Concerned with increased public attacks on textbooks, course offerings (sex education in particular), and individual faculty members and staff employees, members of the Secondary Teachers Organization (STO) of Fullerton asked the California Teachers Association (CTA) in conjunction with the National Education Association (NEA) to investigate “community friction” in the city. On April 12-14, 1961, staff members from the CTA and NEA held preliminary fact-finding interviews in Fullerton with a number of teachers, administrators, trustees, and interested citizens. The investigative report, published in May 1961, generally gave a clean bill of health to the district, but did note low teacher morale. The panel also found the Christian Anti-Communist School courses to be “poorly planned and conducted,” and the editors of The Black Flag to be “erudite, intelligent young men who showed initiative about their intellectual concerns.”
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