Education: EDUCATION: Gary Schools

In 1906 the U. S. Steel Corporation picked out a site in the dunes of Indiana—along the finger nail of Lake Michigan. There the Corporation set up steel mills and a town, the town set up a school system, the school system was named after the town, and the town was named after Judge Gary, Chairman of U. S. Steel. Hence the name: Gary Schools. In these days of overcrowded schools and underseated pupils the Gary system is much discussed in educational circles. It is based on a definite theory of education, but...

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