Education: Pastimes

After working, eating and sleeping, most U. S. citizens have some 40 hours a week left. They may loaf, talk, read, walk in the park. But their biggest single recreation, accounting for one-fifth of their spare time and a bigger proportion of their spare cash, is commercial entertainment. The U. S. people each year spend about $10,000,000,000 (an estimated one-fifth of their income) for all forms of recreation, including their public parks. One-third to one-half of this goes to the biggest U. S. industry—commercial recreation.

U. S. educators are much concerned with recreation, because...

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