Students: The Bright D-Minus Kids

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Go to college, continue your knowledge To be a person, smart, brave, and true; For if they can make penicillin out of moldy cheese, They surely can make something out of you. This bit of verse was written by Arnie Gant, a 15-year-old Negro who lives in a public-housing project in The Bronx and is one of the thousands of kids whom it has become fashionable for the ex perts to call "culturally deprived." But even while resenting that tag, Arnie sees some humor in everybody's eagerness to "save" him. He wrote his...

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