Education: Briton in a Bear Garden

The swap of 148 U.S. and British schoolteachers (TIME, Dec. 23) was not all a warm handshake across the sea. Pueblo, Colo, sent a teacher to London, got in exchange a pert, plain-spoken London schoolmarm named Miss Alice Elliott. When the Pueblo Lions Club asked for her honest impressions of U.S. schooling, Teacher Elliott startled the local Lions with a little roaring of her own. Excerpts:

"The first time I took charge of a study hall at Centennial High School, I thought I was in a bear garden. . . .* I have met rudeness...

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