Publisher's Letter, Jan. 9, 1956

Dear TIME-Reader:

AS far as Peter Braestrup of our Chicago bureau is concerned, the teaching of reading has not changed in a generation. "When I visited the second grade at Lincolnwood School," he wrote, "pupils were reading, just as I did 19 years ago, William Nida's Fleet-foot the Caveboy. And just as I did, too, one small boy stumbled over the word rhinoceros." Peter was one of 51 TIME reporters who spent a good part of the past four weeks filing in and out of classrooms and talking to teachers, students and aroused parents...

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