Education: Teaching Man to Children

Teaching Man to Children Scene: a fifth-grade classroom in a public school in Newton, Mass. Fresh from seeing a film about baboons, the ten-year-olds are discussing "dominance"—the bane of every kid brother and sister. "I saw some birds eating bread," says a boy in a green shirt, "and this huge crow came along and took the bread because he was bigger than they were." The talk swings to the problem of dominance at the water fountain. "That's the way life is," says a pudgy philosopher. "You're weaker than the older boy, and you can't get the water...

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