Education: Give Them Their Heads

Soon after the U.S. Air Force opened its missile test center near Melbourne. Fla. (pop. 14,500), Principal Frank Brown of the Melbourne High School found himself facing an unusual problem. The children of the center's scientists and engineers had absorbed so much knowledge at home that the school's regular science program was highly inadequate. Even the addition of an electronics course failed to satisfy them. Then last spring one of Brown's teachers got an idea for a way to take care not only of the knowledgeable newcomers but also of Melbourne children with unusual talent: why not set up a volunteer...

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