Education: Help from the Hotline

Students get fast relief from the headache of homework

It is 4:30 in the afternoon in Los Angeles. At station KLCS-TV, Channel 58, the show is ready to roll. A phone rings and the man before the camera picks it up. "Welcome to Homework Hotline," he says. "I'm Ira Moskow ... I have John from Hughes Junior High on the line." When John, whose last name is Kellenberger, explains that he is having trouble converting 397 millimeters to meters, Moskow holds up a metric chart and asks, "Can you find meters on the chart, John?" Silence. "John?" "Yes." Gradually...

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