Education: Mrs. Four-to-One

The woman reporter from the New Orleans States got a shock when she set out to cover her first school-board meeting. She had no sooner taken her seat than a board member snappishly ordered her to leave the room. "After that," says Mrs. Jacqueline Leonhard, 35, "I found myself cooling my heels outside whenever I was sent to cover a meeting. And I observed that other citizens were treated rudely and that there was an aura of intimidation about the whole school system." Reporter Leonhard was not the sort to stay intimidated. Her dander...

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