Education: We Just Went to Sleep

There is really nothing strange about the teen-agers of Pleasant Grove, Texas, but they were behaving in a strange way last week. Instead of the usual signs—"Caution—No Brakes" "Don't Laugh Mister. Your Daughter May Be Inside!" —they had daubed their jalopies with the earnest words: "We Want Our Schools." The slogan was cried at special mass meetings, chanted through the streets in impromptu parades. But in spite of all the agitation, the doors of Pleasant Grove's six schools remained firmly closed all week, and no one, from the superintendent on down, seemed to know how to get them open again.

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