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To many parents, Ianni's visions sound a little too dehumanized for comfort; yet, they may well come true. Frank Keppel himself states the case for the future in more recognizable terms. Speaking of his daughter's two-year-old son, Keppel says: "I think my grandson's generation will be able to handle mathematics and the basic ideas that govern the beauty and the reality of science far more effectively than I. He will read faster and remember more than I. He will have learned far more of other lands and other peoples. The intellectual isolation of my youth will turn, I hope, into the exploration of his mind and his career. He will be better able to change from one kind of work to another during his lifetime than I, for the changes in our society and in our educational system will mean that he will have to have a better basic edu cation, and therefore a better ability to apply himself to new jobs and new ways of life. Stability for him will be intellectual change."
And that, surely, marks Frank Keppel as something of an optimist, which is what a good educator must be.
* Today only Mississippi and South Carolina do not have compulsory-attendance laws.
* The top ten and their federal grants last
year: University of California, $64 million;
M.I.T., $30 million; Columbia, $28 million;
Harvard, $27 million; Stanford, $23 million;
Michigan, $21 million; Chicago, $20 million;
Illinois, $20 million; Wisconsin, $19 million; Minnesota, $17 million.
* Paul, 59, is an accountant in Maryland; Charles, 56, a troubleshooter for the Rockefeller brothers; David, 54, an oil geologist in Coral Gables, Fla.; and Gordon, 52, a physician at the University of Delaware.