Education: Success in the Ghetto

Too many inner-city schools are as much ghettos of education as their surroundings are ghettos of life. Their teachers go through the motions of teaching. Their pupils seem more interested in vandalism than vocabulary. The parents regard the schools as alien, unfriendly territory. It need not be so. Two inner-city schools in Illinois and Connecticut are proving that it is possible to be not only effective centers of learning but also centers of community activity and hope. Though their methods differ in some ways, one factor is common to both and available to...

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