Education: Best Teacher

In Jackson, Miss., ten-year-old Edgar Nation Jr. tore a page out of his notebook and scrawled a letter telling why Miss Aline Neal was his favorite teacher. Eddie said he liked Miss Neal because she "never sent any of us to the principal's office." In fact, he liked her so much ("and she's so pretty") that last spring, when Eddie was promoted to the fifth grade at Duling Public School, he asked the principal to promote Miss Neal too.

Last week Eddie Nation's letter won his teacher a plump prize: $2,500 to improve her own education, a trip to Chicago to appear...

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