Education: A Man of Quality

The fastest-rising educator in the U.S. public-school system is a 39-year-old suburban schoolmaster who has made his career by energetically corseting the careless middle-class spread of the community-controlled school. "Too often," says Dr. George Brain, "we in America seem to mean that an equal education should be an identical education."

In the well-heeled, new suburban town of Bellevue, Wash. (pop. 12,500), which lies just across Lake Washington from the skyscrapers of Seattle, George Brain has done a notable job of making democratic education flexible enough to give every youngster a chance at a good education. Taking over as the state's youngest superintendent...

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