Survey Shows Jewish Pupils Learn Rapidly

Jewish children show relatively the smallest percentage of slow progress of New York City’s ethnic groups, according to a report on the “Economic and Social Correlatives of School Progress in New York City,” compiled by Dr. J. B. Maller of the Teacher’s College Institute of Experimentation. The study, which covered the 600 elementary public schools distributed among various neighborhoods, was chiefly concerned with German, Italian, Jewish, Polish and Negro children.

The variability in the rate of school progress among the thirty-one Board of Health districts shows that those in which the index was highest was Washington Heights, Riverside, Fordham and Tremont. The lowest rate of progress was found, among others, in the Central Harlem and Red Hook districts.

“The racial difference between the pupils of these sections is obviously the cause of the difference in the rate of progress,” according to the report.

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