Education: The World of Uncle Bill

Marylie Roy, 17, appeared amply qualified to enter the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She was a high school graduate and had an IQ rating of 137 (in the top 2%). But last week the frail, bright girl pondered bitter news. Not only is she unqualified for U.B.C., but if she wants to continue her education, she must start over again in the tenth grade.

Marylie is the first graduate of Canadian Temple Collegiate School to seek university admission, and the results are not surprising. A school in name only, Temple Collegiate (70 students) taught Marylie such weird humbug as...

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