Education: The Day

Down the streets of Hingham, Mass. one day last week marched five little boys in lock step, gloomily chanting, "The last mile . . . the last mile." Last week, over most of the U.S., boys & girls were grudgingly trudging back to school.

New York City's Board of Education issued a special pamphlet. A parent, the pamphlet said, should explain to a child that school would not be so bad. "Tell him ... he will draw, sing, play games . . . He will make many new friends . . . School will be an enjoyable . . . experience."

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