Education: School on the Dial

A stunt hatched by two radio press-agents last week made a newspaper and broadcasting show of the Chicago public school system, shut from the beginning of the term (TIME, Sept. 13) by an infantile paralysis outbreak. While the city grumblingly paid its 9,000 idle teachers, press and radio mined a circulation bonanza. Five newspapers printed homework outlines and instructions under streamer headlines in editions which the parents of 317,000 elementary-school pupils felt more or less duty bound to buy. Six radio stations broadcast lessons by teachers which provided a new sort of parlor...

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