Education: As the Twig Is Bent

It was in the air (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). Even school kids were doing it. Like many of their elders, several thousand U.S. teenagers were on strike.

¶ At Froebel High School, Gary, Ind., which Negroes have attended for 30 years, 500 white boys & girls struck for a Jim Crow school. After ten days, their numbers had swelled to over 800. The Gary school board ordered "legal action" against parents of all strikers, dismissal of any striker 16 or over. Said the Gary Parent-Teachers Association: "We feel ashamed. . . . [The strike is]...

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