Education: Report Card

¶ For those worried about the small number of bright pupils going into science or engineering, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation had some encouraging news of the 5,000 semifinalists in the corporation's first annual talent search: 56% of the boys intend to become scientists or engineers. Another hopeful sign: 36% of the girls intend to become teachers. One boy announced that he wanted to become a general.

¶After a survey of half the school population in the state, the Kansas state board of health told just how perilous life among the school-aged can...

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