Education: The Germ

Until last January the school board of Dade County, Fla. thought it had a pretty good scheme for dealing with the children of migratory Puerto Rican farm hands in the Redland district some 15 miles south of Miami. Most of the children were dark skinned enough to be sent to the Negro school, and for those considered white, there was a special school at one of the labor camps. But last year, appalled by the labor camp's filth, the special school's teachers refused to work. The board had no alternative but to admit 30 Puerto Ricans and 55 children of Mexican...

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