Education: Crusade In Delaware

His wife wanted to go bowling that evening, so Henry Toy Jr., a Du Pont executive, went to the Parent-Teacher Association meeting himself. He learned a thing or two. The public school in Oak Grove, Del., where his five-year-old son went, was so crowded that the kids had to wait in line to get into the bathroom. Were conditions that bad in other Delaware schools? He learned that they were generally far worse.

Within a few weeks, he organized the Council for Delaware Education, Inc., a group built around an executive committee of ten parents. Soon, before Rotary Clubs, American Legion posts,...

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