Students: Crime Against a Generation?

Although their parents may find it hard to believe, the better high school students make up the hardest-working segment of the population. According to Northwestern University Chemistry Professor L. Carroll King, the amount of work required of high school students is so great that it constitutes "a crime against a generation."

Every school, of course, has its share of youths who loaf their way to a diploma. But in a speech to a conference of the American Chemical Society in Manhattan last week, King contended that the serious student puts in a 17-hour day of classwork, school activities and homework....

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