Education: Except Saturday

For four days last week, up to 20,000 of New York City's 212,000 high-school students deserted their classrooms for an unseemly orgy of picketing, riotous parading, catcalling and general defiance of the school board, Mayor O'Dwyer, and several hundred New York cops and truant officers. The only civic group that could conceivably have been pleased by all this were the demonstrators' teachers. And, in the circumstances, they were keeping their voices down.

The handbills and placards said that the demonstrating students were out to help the high-school teachers get more money. Gist of the...

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