Education: At Lincoln

In a workshop of Manhattan's famed progressive Lincoln School, Son Charles, 10, gave Father Abraham Krasne a lesson in woodworking (see cut). Occasion: the school's Fathers' Day, staged on Lincoln's Birthday, when some 200 fathers went to school, learned from their children how to handle tools, make a flute, bake a cake, manufacture gunpowder. No mere goodwill show, Fathers' Day at Lincoln is based on a cardinal principle of progressive education: that parents should participate in their children's schooling. Last week's big event was the birth of a guinea pig, supervised and learnedly explained to fathers by Fred, 10, son of...

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