Education: Pedagogues' Pay

Last week New York City's Board of Education prepared to dismiss 6,819 teachers, shut night schools, pare many another expense. Reason: Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia had cut the board's budget $3,000,000, and the State Legislature had cut another $5,300,000. As parents and teachers indignantly protested against "wrecking" of their school system, Manhattan's Borough President Stanley M. Isaacs dramatically demanded that the city's top school officials take a voluntary salary reduction of 5% to 10%, as had other city officials, including Mayor LaGuardia ($22,500), Park Commissioner Robert Moses ($12,150) , Police Commissioner Lewis Valentine ($11,250). The school officials as dramatically rejected his...

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