Education: Bring a Broom

Some new schools bid for fame and favor by adding a progressive wrinkle to Education's old face. But New Hampshire's three-month-old Cardigan Mountain School boldly reached back for ideas almost old enough to be new again.

Cardigan's catalogue said that annual tuition (including board) would be $1,100 —and be sure to bring "one dustpan, one mop, one broom." Cardigan wanted its students (sixth through ninth grade) to know that they would have to use their hands as well as their heads. There were other schools where the boys also had to make their own...

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