Education: A.M. Science, P.M. God

The 27 youngsters are juniors and seniors at Roman Catholic St. Thomas High School in mill-town Braddock near Pittsburgh. But every morning at 7 they board a public school bus and ride 13 miles to tax-supported Forbes Trail Area Technical School in Monroeville. For three hours at Forbes, a lavish technical citadel serving 15 other Allegheny County schools on a part-time basis, the Catholic kids study such nonreligious matters as computer programming and chemical technology. Then they ride a bus to St. Thomas High for an afternoon of religion, social studies and English in a "God-centered" climate.

St. Thomas this week thus...

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