Radio: Fred's World

Radio can, when it wants to (but it seldom seems to want to), broadcast the inimitable accents of real life. Last week, on ABC's Child's World (unrehearsed, wire-recorded discussions among children, moderated by famed Educator Helen Parkhurst), a chilling whiff of real life came from the lips of a 14-year-old New Yorker named Fred. The boy had recently served three weeks in a children's detention home for stealing two radios and wrecking a school. Fred's story:

"I was mad. . . . Teachers pick on you, put you in a class with the small kids. I got disgusted. . . . So...

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