Education: Youngsters

This week, day after Labor Day , Chicago's public schools were due to open one week ahead of time because the Board of Education, performing a Chicago miracle; discovered in its kitty an extra $900,000 which could pay salaries of its often unpaid teachers for the extra week. Five days before the scheduled opening, Chicago's schools made unexpected news when Board President James B. McCahey announced that they would remain "indefinitely closed" because of a threatened epidemic of infantile paralysis (see p. 35). President McCahey's order brought much pleasure to the city's 619,000...

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