Education: Well Begun Is Half Done

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In the next two months, some 1,400 teen-age boys and their parents all over the U.S. will tremulously collect the credentials—IQ scores, grades, test results, recommendations, interviews—needed to apply for admission to what they are sure is the nation's best prep school: Massachusetts' Andover. Many applications will come from Eastern boys with good primary education and some wealth and social standing. But not all. Even now, Andover alumni are searching slums and back-country towns for bright boys who may have little money and position but who "need" Andover. Recruiters are grilling...

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