Interview with Les Campbell

What did you find when you came into IS-271 that March?


Well, ah, we, Junior High School 35 was supposed to be a bad school. But when I came into Junior High School 271 in March, I found conditions that I couldn't, that were only, could be described as incredulous. Ah, there was no teaching going on. The teaching had just stopped. Teachers came in in the morning with radios, with coffee and cake and newspapers. Teachers left their classrooms to place their bets at the track. The, the, the teaching process within that school had been suspended. Youn--groups of children roamed the halls, children brought games to school, they brought comic books to school, there was no formal teaching program taking place in Junior High School 271 in the spring of 1968.