Education: English, Math & History

By the standards of advance-guard pedagogy, Denver has a school system that is pretty up-to-date. It teaches everything from sociology to sewing, has "general education" classes that cover such items as driving, family living and health. Nonetheless, some Denver citizens have long been protesting that their well-adjusted children don't read & write well enough.

Denver schoolmen decided to give 4,672 of the city's high-school students a battery of tests to find out whether the protesters knew what they were talking about. Last week the schoolmen admitted that, to a certain extent, the protesters did: in math problems the pupils scored three points...

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