Education: Teacher at the Mike

"Listen again tomorrow at this same time for 'It's Fun to Grow Up' when the Denver public schools will be with you again. . . ."

Frozen out of their classrooms by the coal strike, Denver's 63,110 boys & girls stayed home last week, but comparatively few played hookey. School was coming over the radio; they could turn their teachers on and, if Mother wasn't around, off.

Learning by radio was mostly Superintendent Charles E. Greene's doing. He had fretted while a September polio siege ate up 13 precious school days, grown impatient when a 40-inch snowstorm knocked out two more...

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