Education: Something for the Head

Frank Learoyd Boyden of Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Mass., is something of a phenomenon in U.S. education. He is a wiry little man of 72 who speaks with a Yankee twang, likes to drive a horse & buggy, and claims to know very little about his profession ("I was never tied up with theories"). But Frank Boyden may well be the most famous and beloved headmaster in the nation. He calls himself "a" country sort of person who likes boys."

In 50 years as headmaster, he has come to know thousands of boys, and the dying town academy he took over in 1902...

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