Education: 1,000,000,000 Hours

The Board of Education of New York City last week published two books, one bound in gray paper, the other in maroon boards. On their pages were hundreds of columns of numbers, long and neat. The maroon book was lightened at the end by a few pictures, but here also were numbers.

The books were the budget estimate for 1929 and the financial reports for 1927.

A few facts gleaned from the books were that the number of pupil hours during 1927 was nearly 1,000,000,000; that the estimated total cost of running schools in 1929 was $131,700,680,89, that the rental of burglar alarms...

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