Education: Let's Kill Somebody

That young children are uncivilized and not always noble savages, every parent knows. Children love to wreak imaginary destruction. Rarely enough to be notable, the destruction is sometimes actual. A tragic case, reported in New York City last week:

The third-grade teachers of Harlem's drab, grey brick P.S. 119 took their children into the school yard for recess. One teacher played the piano while five little circles of Negro girls danced gaily. But nine-year-old Margaret Patton had a skin rash and sat alone on a bench. She was a well-behaved youngster — so well-behaved...

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