Education: Just in Time

In a conference room of the White House last week, eight boys and a girl, aged eleven to 13, gathered with their parents to await the President. Finally, Dwight Eisenhower strode through the door. Beaming broadly, he presented a special award to each child. The medals and citations were well deserved, for the nine winners, School Safety Patrolmen all, had each been responsible for saving a life. When the President had finished with the children, he turned to their parents. "You must be proud of them," said he.

In the last two decades, the whole country has learned to be proud...

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