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The Elementary School Child and Community Life


by Alice Pittman - 1940

IN THE VICINITY OF AN ELEMENTARY school was a dilapidated wooden fence partly surrounding an unused lot, which was included in property leased by a baseball league. In addition to being unsightly, the fence created a blind corner unnecessarily endangering traffic and it became a fire hazard when trash blowing against it collected in corners. Individual residents of the neighborhood had from time to time made ineffectual protests to officers of the league. Participating in a city clean-up campaign, children of the school became concerned about removal of the fence. They first requested the city building inspector to investigate the structure; no action resulted.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 6 Number 51, 1940, p. 139-140
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14051, Date Accessed: 8/4/2020 4:55:32 PM

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