Education: Salvation by Television

Down came the blinds, darkening the classroom as 25 students raptly watched the bluish TV screen before them. The show was their French teacher, a precise little woman saying "Nous lirons la leçon encore," and for half an hour the youngsters eagerly tried to reproduce her impeccable accent. So last week a topflight white teacher drilled Negro students in a small high school in rural South Carolina.

Moreover, white and Negro children were getting the same TV lesson all over segregated South Carolina—the state that has the most complete commitment to classroom TV in...

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