Education: Baltimore Goes to Tokyo

Baltimore's Calvert School calls itself "The School That Comes to You." It operates a mail-order business that sends complete grade-school courses to the isolated and the bedridden all over the world. Calvert got into the business back in 1897, when all its own pupils were quarantined in their homes by a whooping-cough epidemic. Since then,, mothers all over the world have switched to Calvert. Its courses, complete with textbooks, paper, pencils, pictures and prints—and parent-proof instructions on how to teach, tell stories, deal with disobedience and sex problems—have inched up the Yangtse, been carried on native backs through jungles, been dropped...

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