This Day In History: 1965-02-17
Because of a lack of a quorum, the elementary PTA of Mahwah failed to act on a proposal to contribute $1,000 to the building of an elementary school in Latin America through the Peace Corps program. Although a majority of these present favored the proposal, several expressed strong opposition on the grounds that there were many worthy local projects deserving substantial support. Supporters pointed out the great educational value of establishing friendship with children of a different culture. It would cost less than the sponsorship of Mahwah High School’s two American Field Service exchange students and have a broader scope.