Education: A Chance to Teach

All the schoolboys knew that the ancient Romans wore togas. "But what did a toga look like?" the tubby, jolly man of 44 asked his ten-year-olds in Leeds, England. When none could answer, Student Teacher Philip Lyons whipped a toga out of his briefcase. A tailor's cutter only a few weeks before, Lyons had just run it up on his own sewing machine. Last week, like 100 other middle-aging student teachers, Lyons was well launched in a startlingly successful effort to help beat Britain's shortage of 10,000 teachers. The scheme: Britain's first mixed...

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