Education: Reading, 'Riting & Reds

Five years ago, a high school teacher who taught his class about Communism often had to fear assorted legal and social penalties; under Georgia law, for example, he might have been accused of breaking his oath to refrain from "teaching any theory of government or economics or of social relations which is inconsistent with the fundamental principles of patriotism and high ideals of Americanism." Last week the same teacher might have been at a summer seminar learning how best to present Communist history and theory to his twelfth-graders next fall. Growing up to the cold realities of the cold war, Americans...

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