Education: How to Get into College

Every high school principal likes to see his graduates go on to college, but a lot of people in New Haven think that Hillhouse High School Principal Robert T. LeVine, 57−or someone in his office−carried that laudable ambition to excess. In December 1963, Yale University's Admissions Dean Arthur Howe complained that many Hillhouse applications to Yale showed higher grades than those the students actually got. In plain words, somebody seemed to be doctoring the marks to get marginal students into college.

The school board suspended LeVine, contending that the handling of the transcripts...

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