Education: Credo Supported

The U. S. credo says that rich school children are inclined to be lazy, impertinent to their teachers, and that they make less of their opportunities than their less advantaged classmates. Liberal-minded folk usually discount this tenet, refusing to believe that the devil plays checkers exclusively on the coattails of affluent youngsters. But statistics published last week by School & Society appeared to support the credo.

C. T. Coleman of the Hammond, Ind., High School investigated the cases of 125 "problem" pupils (those who had been disciplined four or more times during...

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