Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tragedy that brought police to city schools inspired 1958 series | GothamSchools

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Tragedy that brought police to city schools inspired 1958 series

Some city principals would like to see schools reduce their police presence.
But in 1958, principals couldn’t even get the police to swing by — a policy that might have driven one school leader to suicide.
That’s the story behind a series that appeared that year in the New York World Telegram & Sun. Masquerading as a teacher-hopeful, reporter George Allen landed a job at John Marshall Junior High School in Brooklyn, where violence among students the previous spring had driven Principal George Goldfarb to 

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