Education: The Transformation

After reading about the rigorous study habits of Soviet students, a coed in the Winter Park (Fla.) Glenridge Junior High School civics class piped up one day to ask: "Do you suppose we could do it?" Social Studies Teacher Hugh Ansley, 24, a traditionalist at heart, thought about it overnight, next day, with his class's backing, decided to give it a try. For the next seven weeks, his civics students were to act as much as possible like little Russians, but without the indoctrination.

Wearing paper badges with the letters TEE (Traditional Education Experiment),...

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