Schools: The Last Resort

No group of educators faces tougher problems than the neglected superintendents and teachers who fight to put the "reform" into what were once called reform schools, the "training" into what are now called boys training schools. Practical pessimists who yet remain stubbornly hopeful, they take youthful lawbreakers to whom school means only pain and failure—and in less than a year they are expected to replace the pain with pleasure, provide promise for the future.

That is expecting a lot—but the schools are making more progress than anyone has a right to hope for. For...

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