Education: Prefab School Days

In Lafayette, Ind., elementary students returned to classes this month in a handsome, fully equipped school erected especially to serve the needs of the city's rapidly growing Edgelea area (two new homes a day). Through its eight spacious rooms trouped the youngsters, bubbling over with amazement at the rubber-cushioned seats, green blackboards, tinted glass walls. But nothing about Edgelea's new school was more amazing than the fact that five weeks before it had not existed.

Fast & Cheap. The Edgelea school is a new thing in schools: a prefabricated job built to rival the conventional school building. It was put up as...

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