Education: Pay

In ten minutes, New York City's Board of Education raised pay all round to a total of $14,000,000, starting with Superintendent William J. O'Shea (pay raised $5,000) and ending with clerks, chauffeurs, cleaners, caretakers, luncheon helpers (pay raised $100 to $286). Only the Bureau of Construction and Maintenance, now under investigation charged with running badly built schools, was left out. If the investigation reveals nothing amiss, their salaries may mount also.

The new salary schedules were hurried off to Albany for filing and took effect with the new year—not before they had...