Education: Paytime v. Playtime

U.S. educators had only been toying with the idea, but last week, at a National Education Association teachers' conference at Durham, N.H., some 500 of them came right out in the open. Why not pare vacation down to one month and keep the public schools open all year around. It would be one way to boost the salary of teachers, who now generally get paid for only nine months of work. The nation's 25 million public-school kids, it was admitted, would possibly need a bit of persuading.


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