Education: Integrating the Blind

As she went through her paces as the leading lady of the fathers' night show at Chicago's Bell Elementary School, nine-year-old Penny Golden had all the aplomb of a veteran trouper. Playing one of the wives of a sheik, she never missed a cue or muffed a line. But the most remarkable thing about her performance was the fact that no stranger in the audience could have guessed that Penny Golden is totally blind.

In a sense. Penny symbolizes the success of a heartening movement in the education of the blind. A few cities...

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