Education: To Earn a Living

When a year ago last April blue-eyed handshaking William Harding Johnson rolled up in his shiny new official Cadillac to take his new office as Chicago's Superintendent of Schools, in the eyes of good government agitators there were two strikes against him. He was Board of Education President James B. McCahey's man, and between McCahey and Chicago's Mayor Edward Joseph Kelly there was too close a partnership to suit watchdogs of Chicago's schools. Board Member Mrs. William S. Hefferan had quoted ten civic leaders: "The precipitous appointment of Dr. Johnson is opposed...

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