Education: A City's Shame

New Yorkers are proud of almost everything but their schools. They know that most of these are nothing to brag about: often dingy and dilapidated, the teachers underpaid and overworked, the classrooms overcrowded and dirty. New Yorkers have suspected that the city's worst schools are in the costive squalor of Harlem. But just how bad Harlem's schools are, few New Yorkers knew until last week.

A group of doctors, psychologists and educators, heading the "Harlem Project," had spent four years collecting the shocking facts, and trying to do something about them. The project examined...

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