Education: Big Mess in Big Town

HELP! HELP! HELP!

HELP US TO GET A NEW SCHOOL TO

SAVE OUR CHILDREN

This newspaper ad, printed a month ago in the New York World-Telegram and Sun, and paid for out of the pockets of a Harlem school staff, touched it off. The teachers begged for a cleanup of their rat-and cockroach-infested building, protesting against "sagging walls, unsanitary toilets, leaking roof, refrigerator temperatures in the winter and oven-like sweltering during spring." By last week that appeared to be a rough description of many New York City schools, and four sets of investigators were looking...

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