Education: Back Pay

Some of the teachers wondered if they would ever get their back pay. The years had passed and one-third of them had grown old and died. But last week brought a payday. That was in Catamarca, Argentina. Not the amount of arrears ($90,000) but the time-lag made news. The Government ordered 15% of all revenue earmarked for them and the teachers of Catamarca began collecting their salaries for 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1923.

Salaries of 14,000 teachers and 3,000 school employes in Chicago began falling into arrears only four years ago. After one payment...

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