Education: Report Card

¶ As school opened, New York City found itself caught way off base. In spite of all the preparations for record enrollments, 518,000 pupils showed up for grade-school classes—a whopping 15,000 more than were expected. Hired forthwith: 100 new grade-school teachers.

¶ The Social Welfare Council of the Oranges and Maplewood, N.J. finally got the lowdown on how teen-agers spend their leisure time: 81% watch TV 11.3 hours a week; 77.6% listen to the radio 9.7 hours a week; 47.5% spend about 8.2 hours on dates; 83.8 spend 9.2 hours on homework; 61% spend 4.4 hours talking on the telephone; 46.3%...

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