Education: S. O. S.

In 1930, although every U. S. State had laws requiring that all children be schooled, some 800,000 U. S. children of elementary school age had no school to go to. Most of them were in poor farm areas that could not maintain a school. Hard times and a slump in real-estate tax collections (still the public schools' chief source of support) increased the number of unschooled children. The nation's public education system rallied from Depression three years ago, but this year was struck again by the backlash of the 1937 Recession. By last week so many distress signals flew over U....

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