The first U.S. war babies were ready for school. The U.S. Office of
Education announced that first-grade school classes will be 9% bigger
this fall, because of the large numbers of babies born during the first
year of the draft. The U.S. will have swollen first-grade classes for
another six years, to handle the 17,047,539 U.S. babies born during the
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