Education: Tomorrow's Children?

Coming back to school one afternoon, a young Manhattan teacher named Frank Hackett nearly stumbled over a teenager, dead drunk in the doorway. Then & there Hackett determined to start a school of his own out in the country—far enough from the city's temptations, and near enough to what he considered its treasures. Last week, as his Riverdale Country School turned 40, 69-year-old Headmaster Hackett was busy raising $5.000,000 for a new "world school" right next door.

Hackett will build the new school on a wooded Riverdale plateau overlooking New York's Hudson River. He...

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