Education: Principals Pale

As old-fashioned as the Saturday Evening Post's idea of a teacher (see p. 30) is the conception of a school janitor as a humble worker, patronized by teachers, bedeviled by pupils. In New York City a head janitor may make up to $64,500 per year, depending on his own acumen and parsimony. Instead of being paid a salary plus expenses he is allotted a lump sum with which he hires assistants and buys supplies, pocketing what is left. That a janitor is no personage to trifle with has twice been discovered by New York's...

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