Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"The Bitter Cry of the Children" by John Spargo 1912

Imagine our wisdom as a Nation - one of the top selling books in 1912 was regarding school lunch. "Approximately 2 million children of school age in the US (early 1900's) were the victims of poverty which denied them common necessities, particularly adequate nourishment. Such children are in very many cases incapable of successful mental effort, and much of our nation's expenditure for education in consequence an absolute waste". John Spargo