Education: Scandal in Sandusky

Since they got their new school superintendent in 1938, the citizens of Sandusky, Mich. (pop. 1,819) have had every reason to be pleased. Harry C. Smith, 50, is an affable, energetic man who quickly proved to be a whiz at running Sandusky's two schools.

In spite of rising costs, he scarcely added one iota to the annual school assessment. He kept the student-teacher ratio at 19 to 1, bought $60,000 worth of new shop equipment in 1949, even paid up a $23,000 bonded debt six years before it was due. How did he manage? The...

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