Education: The Unorthodox Way

The raw new suburb of Linda Mar nestles in the Pedro Valley, 15 miles south of San Francisco, hard by the Pacific shore. So far, only 900 of the development's planned 3,500 homes ($9,500-$! 1,500) have been built and occupied, but bulldozers are hard at work gouging out lots on the hillsides, and scores of concrete foundations dot the valley floor. Despite its unfinished state, the whole community was hustling and bustling one foggy morning last week. Like millions of other youngsters across the nation, the 350 children of Linda Mar were trudging off to the first day of school.

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