Education: Michigan Mystery

The letter to the Detroit Free Press was signed by an indignant resident of nearby Litchfield. He wanted the paper to know that something peculiar was going on in his town. The school superintendent, he said, was ordering teachers to pad their class records with the names of pupils they had never seen. The writer thought the paper ought to investigate.

The Free Press thought so too, immediately sent a reporter scurrying out to Litchfield. Last week, readers all over the state were hearing about the "mystery of the missing Mexicans."

The missing Mexicans turned out to be the children of migrant...

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