Education: Dayton Dilemma

Last week some youngsters in Dayton, Ohio (pop. 217,000) went to Y. M. C. A.s, some to libraries, some idled in the streets, some stayed at home. But none of the city's 34,000 public school children went to school. They were thoroughly instructed by their elders, however, in how to mismanage a city.

Dayton's schools were closed because the Board of Education was penniless, owed $61,936 and saw no money coming in before 1939. First screwy move to reopen the schools was an injunction issued by a common pleas judge. It was withdrawn when...

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