Education: Superintendent in Chicago

Chicago's mammoth public school system hires 13,000 teachers, educates 460,000 pupils at a yearly cost of $71,000,000. Few U. S. educators, however, feel any strong urge to rule it. Peppery, fox-bearded Superintendent William McAndrew (1924-28), born in Ypsilanti, Mich., was constantly bedeviled as a "stool pigeon of King George" by Mayor William Hale ("Big Bill'') Thompson's "America First" campaign. His successor, William Joseph Bogan (1928-36), spent most of his term in the morass of teachers' "payless paydays." Last week Chicago's Board of Education, looking for a successor to Superintendent Bogan, who died...

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