Education: School-Wrecking in Chicago

Carpenters and laborers clumped into 300 Chicago schools last week, began dismantling manual training and "household arts" equipment. The Chicago Board of Education had awarded contracts for converting eleven junior high schools into senior high schools. The Board's program to throw $5,000,000 worth of "frills" out of the schools (TIME, July 24 et seq.) was under way.

Public opposition was no less loud and fervent than it was last month. Since then, with Hearst's Herald & Examiner shouting daily encouragement, a Save-Our-Schools Committee had been sniping at the Board on all sides....

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