Education: The Dalton Brawl

What do TV Host David Susskind, Commentary Magazine Editor Norman Podhoretz, Actor Eli Wallach, Critic Alfred Kazin, Cartoonist Jules Feiffer, and a covey of New York's richest lawyers and brokers have in common? For one thing, they all spend as much as $3,000 a year to send their children to Manhattan's private Dalton School. For another, they have lately turned their intellectual ferocity to intramural school brawling.

At issue is the future of a school as famous as its parents: Dalton is the most progressive of the city's chic schools and the most chic...

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