Education: No Gain

In the ugly steel-mill town of Gary, Ind. one day last week, hundreds of pupils' clustered excitedly outside Emerson school, a little uncertain what to do next. They were on strike. In a locked room inside, School Superintendent Charles D. Lutz pleaded with the members of the Emerson "Golden Tornado" football team. He figured that they could end the strike if anyone could: like most U.S. schools, Emerson is full of boys whose chief interest in life is football, and girls whose chief interest is boys who play football.

In Gary's crucible of steel and humanity, there are 5,000 Negro students;...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!