Education: Graduation 1973: A New Breed

Four years ago, in the affluent suburbs west of Boston, the freshmen at Lincoln-Sudbury High School had passionate causes. They marched against the Viet Nam War and rallied on Lincoln green to denounce President Nixon.

Now, as seniors, they are chiefly concerned with getting their homework out of the way and whiling away the days until graduation. On sunny afternoons, they lounge on the school's smoking patio, and when they talk about their hopes for the future, they use words like "comfortable" and "secure." For entertainment, they drive their shiny new cars to...

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