Education: CounteR-R-Revolution

Mrs. Isabelle Buckley wanted to start a school in Los Angeles, and she knew exactly what sort of school she wanted it to be. Those were the days (1933) "when children were allowed to run hog-wild—with the blessings of pundits and psychologists alike. I didn't like it, and I resolved that there should be order in my school." But after weeks of doorbell ringing around Los Angeles, Mrs. Buckley* could find only eight children whose parents were willing to try the orderly, old-fashioned Buckley way.

Gradually, more came. As the years passed, Los Angeles...

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