Letters: Nov. 15, 1999


"The stark resemblances between Webster and my high school lead me to conclude that we are fine, thank you very much." CLINT MARTIN, age 18 Magnolia, Ala.

I was excited to see Nancy Gibbs refer to schools as "looking in a mirror, under bright lights" [SPECIAL REPORT, Oct. 25]. It is true that kids have not changed. We as a society have. It is preposterous to believe that teenagers, adolescents and children are capable of determining their own distinct culture. They merely mirror the thoughts, ideas, attitudes and actions of adults--especially parents. Schools are the showcase displaying what...

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