Education: Violator

Like Omar, slick William Harding Johnson, $15,000-a-year superintendent of Chicago's school system, has been content to take the cash and let the credit go. He has made good money by co-authoring textbooks for Chicago's schools and from his tutoring school for teachers. By changing the requirements on the eve of exams, Johnson ensured passing grades for his students. (Of 155 successful candidates for jobs as principals, 122 were Johnson pupils.)

For most of his ten years in office, Chicago's teachers, good-government groups and most of the city's newspapers have fought Johnson—but he was safe in the protection of Mayor Ed Kelly, one...

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