Education: Surprise

With other U. S. municipalities climbing out of the last Depression and restoring normal school services, two major cities last week surprisingly closed their schools for a prolonged Christmas vacation for lack of funds.

Minneapolis, which had already lost half a school term since 1933 through shortened semesters, extended the holiday from two to three weeks as its school funds again ran low. This means a week's layoff for teachers on top of a 12% salary cut.

Cincinnati schools closed nine days early for a two-and-one-half-week vacation, this year have been in session...

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