For the first time in history, New York City's schools last week did not
announce an increased enrollment, instead reported an estimated 9,000
decrease from last year's total of 1,121,249. Reasons, explained
Superintendent Harold G. Campbell, were the cumulative effects of
restricted immigration, a falling birth rate.
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