Education: Going Steady

The Rev. Stephen J. Daday, principal of Allentown (Pa.) Central Catholic High School, is a man of decision. Last week he tackled a teen-age affliction—going steady—and barred it among his 1,600 students. Going steady, said Father Daday, "creates distractions to make concentrated study impossible. It often leads to marriages between couples who are too immature emotionally to assume the obligations of the marriage state. It sometimes occasions what we might call 'forced marriages.' " From now on, ordered Father Daday, boys and girls who insist on going steady will be barred from honor societies, the student council, sports and other extracurricular...

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