Books: Bad Old Golden-Rule Days

CLAUDINE AT SCHOOL (286 pp.)—Coletfe — Farrar, Straus & Cudahy ($3.50).

Any group of wide-awake P.T.A. mothers, from Larchmont to Santa Monica, would be appalled by the situation at Montigny. The district superintendent of schools not only sleeps with the women teachers but pinches the girl students while inviting them up to see his etchings; the headmistress is a Lesbian; her kittenish assistant indiscriminately chases both sexes; one of the male teachers writes love sonnets to a pretty 15-year-old.

No wonder Claudine. the pretty 15-year-old, laments: ''Tomorrow [is] Sunday. No school. What a bore! It's the only place I find amusing.'' The...

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