Education: History

Whether because he wished to make sure that his friends among the contractors should continue to receive school-building contracts, or because he wished to provide the imbecile proportion of Chicago's population with a practical demonstration of his patriotic campaign cries, Mayor William Hale Thompson of Chicago last April arranged to have his school board oust William McAndrew, Superintendent of Schools, from office—after the Superintendent's term had expired. The charge was insubordination; the evidence in the form of certain history books in use at the public schools and alleged to contain "pro-British" propaganda. With William McAndrew out of office it became the...

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