Education: An Ameliorant Looks at Bushandas

How do today's high school seniors compare with those of a decade ago?

One way to find out is to return to your own school, as TIME Reporter Johnie Scott did. His account:

Jordan High School in Los Angeles is virtually a ghetto within a ghetto. Located on 103rd Street, it is bounded on one side by the Jordan Downs housing projects—two-story, ash gray buildings that contain 2,200 families, most of them on welfare. To the east is Alameda Street, the border of Watts, and there are railroad tracks on Alameda, so that when you...

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