Education: Outrage in Brooklyn

It was another grim chapter in one of the more shocking tales of modern education—the continuing story of a great city apparently unable to cope with the teen-aged hoodlums who terrorize its streets and public schools.

Though the 1,214 students of Brooklyn's John Marshall Junior High School are a melting-pot group (45% are Negro, 10% Puerto Rican), the school until last December seemed an orderly place in a comparatively orderly neighborhood. Then suddenly things began to go wrong for John Marshall.

One day two students, one armed with a shovel, the other with a knife, attacked a third boy in the cafeteria. Last...

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