Schools Abroad: Teaching Amid Terror

If the painful march toward democracy begun by Saigon's Soldier-Premier Nguyen Cao Ky is to have any real meaning, South Viet Nam must produce a literate electorate. But how can this be done in time of war, when rural schools are as much a target of Viet Cong grenades as American military encampments? More than 90 teachers have been slain by the V.C. and another 260 kidnaped since 1960, and many a classroom in the countryside has had its singsong language lessons abruptly interrupted by the staccato racket of a nearby Communist...

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