Education: What Grandma Knew

Progressive educators are beginning to discover some of the things that Grandma knew:

Cursing. "I hope you fall out of the window, you blankety-blank stinky old bitch." This bad wish was expressed by a three-year-old in the wartime nursery school set up by Connecticut's St. Joseph College, in downtown Hartford. The vexed urchin's pretty teacher was not at all shocked: but being a nursery-school teacher, she carefully wrote down every word. In the newly streamlined November Progressive Education, she suggests how to handle such tough-talking cherubs:

"Ten to one [the] youngster . . ....

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