Education: Readin', Ridin', & 'Rithmetic

Before he joined the Kennedy Cabinet, Connecticut's Governor Abraham Ribicoff was feared and cheered in his home state for cracking down on speeders. "The lesson of safety cannot be learned too early," he often said, and this year the Rotarians of Rockville, Conn. (pop. 11,000) took him at his word. Ardently backed by School Superintendent Raymond E. Ramsdell, himself a Rotarian, they financed a "pilot project" at Rockville's Northeast School that may be the nation's most feverish excursion into "safety education": driver training for first and second graders using itsy-bitsy pedal cars. Why...

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