Education: Lively High

Since their fathers work on missiles at Cape Canaveral, many youngsters in Melbourne, Fla. (pop. 11,982) are used to hearing high-decibel gobbledygook. They are also used to an unusual academic pace. Next week they can even begin learning Chinese. Says Principal B. Frank Brown of lively Melbourne High School: "Scientifically, the Chinese are about where the Russians were in 1952. It's about time we tried to understand them. At the end of two years my students should be able to read a Chinese newspaper."

Soon after the missilemen moved in, Principal Brown found himself with the problem of teaching youngsters who were...

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