Education: Cashless Chicago

Gloomily, bitterly, Chicago's 14,000-odd school teachers saw pass last week a sixth pay-day which brought them no money. Total now owed them in salaries since last April is $17,705,000. Many teachers are in dire penury. Some have taken city scrip, which is accepted at par by some merchants, discounted by others. Usurers loan money on the scrip, charge 31% a month interest.

Partially arising from the poverty of their teachers is the situation of 15.000 school children who come from destitute families. Year ago, teachers helped pay for many a 10¢ lunch which...

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