Education: Other Half

Last year Manhattan's famed Progressive Lincoln School sent a group of 16-year-olds to the coal fields of Morgantown, W. Va., to learn how the other half lived. After exploring coal mines and living with Morgantown high-school youngsters for ten days, Lincoln's students returned to Manhattan to ponder what they had seen, gain two years in understanding and thinking power, by scientific tests (TIME, Oct. 31). Thereupon Lincoln School and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which financed the trip, decided to find out whether their educational experiment would work as well in reverse. Last...

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