Education: Into a Confused World

The thought of another year as principal of the Hope (Ind.) High School was just about all that husky, greying Maridieth Little could bear. A month ago, he had suffered a heart attack, but it was not just his heart that made him hesitate about going back; it was the way the U.S. school, its pupils and its teachers had developed over the years. Last week, 51-year-old Maridieth Little, a high-school teacher for 17 years, a principal for another 16, gave details:

"Boys and girls talk back in school nowadays without even knowing it. They talk back at home, or they wouldn't...

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