Education: Ha! Ha! Ha!

Recently New York's Republican State Legislature and New York City's economizing Board of Estimate cut $8,300,000 from the budget of New York City's Board of Education. Last week the Board announced that it would have to:

> Abolish kindergartens (20,000 pupils).

> Close night schools (94,000 students).

> Discontinue 118 community centres, summer play schools, nature-study classes, many another activity.

>Fire 1,184 teachers, leave 600 teaching vacancies unfilled.*

New York parents were shocked. Soon parents, teachers, Mayor LaGuardia, the Board of Estimate and the City Council demanded that Governor Lehman call the Legislature into special session...

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