Education: Anyone Can Learn

In Spokane's school district 81, a handful of children from 5 to 24 years sat in the waiting room of the state-operated Health and Guidance Center. They were not normal children. Only a few had I.Q.s over 60; some could not walk or talk very well. Three years ago in Spokane, such retarded children would have been written off as "uneducatable." Now each child would see a team of doctors, take a series of tests, and then be educated by the State of Washington to the limit of his ability. For the parents sitting in the waiting room last week,...

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