Education: No Room

Last week the children of the U. S. marched to public school. The schoolrooms that awaited them were on the whole inadequate. There was not a seat for every child; great numbers had either to go home or to interfere with the education of the rest by necessitating "part time" instruction.

In Manhattan, where last year there was a seat shortage affecting 14% of the school population, this year there were reported to be no ac commodations for 28% of the children of school age and this in spite of a score of new buildings....

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