Education: Report Card

¶ In the most flamboyant bit of horseplay since the first Harvardman swallowed a live goldfish in the thirties, two Harvard sophomores sat themselves down tête-à-tête one morning last week and begin slapping each other in the face. Their purpose: to collect $128 in bets by emulating the 150-year-old example of two Russian yogis who had slapped away for 72 hours straight. Harvard's record, established last week: one slap every ten seconds for 48 hours, or 17,280 slaps in all.

¶ After a careful survey of "rewards and punishments" in all publicly supported British schools, the National Foundation for Educational Research reported:...

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