Education: Welcome to Wayne

"I've seen time and again how people in a purely residential community will vote against a higher school tax. The only answer is to bring in industry." So says energetic elementary school Music Teacher Louise Johnson, 39, in Wayne, N.J. (pop. 18,425), who fervently backs that town's industry-recruiting campaign (U.S. Rubber, Manhattan Shirt) as a way to reap more tax dollars to build better schools. Last winter Teacher Johnson heard a rumor that rural Alpine, N.J. (pop. 900), 19 miles away, was lukewarm to an offer from American Cyanamid Co. to build an...

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