Education: Poser

When a quizzical child pops a question which Teacher cannot answer, Teacher may frankly admit ignorance and, helpfully, find an answer. Or, if Teacher is lazy, or cunning, or suspicious of the pupil's motive, or enthusiastic about youthful initiative, he may say: "You find out and tell me."

Gilbert Smith, 13-year-old eighth grader of Somerville, N. J., got so interested in history class one day lately that he asked his teacher the following question:

"If the French Ambassador at Washington was murdered by the English Ambassador, what country would have jurisdiction?"

Gilbert Smith's teacher was either unwilling or unable to reply. So Gilbert asked...

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