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To the Editor:

Stephen Arons, in his essay on censorship ["Censors Play the Role of 'Guardians of Morality,"' Commentary, Sept. 28], tries to describe himself as completely against censorship. However, he is really only against censorship of his ideas and for censorship of the "bad guys."

In the eighth paragraph he lists a series of censored items, which are all terrible. Included within this list is a statement about 15 states [that want] to include the Genesis account of origins, which is also terrible.

Isn't it censorship to keep that out?

Bruce K. Alcorn Chairman Division of Education Grace College Winona Lake, Ind.


To the Editor:

We are most grateful for your good article on the Teachers Institute ("Yale Program Aids New Haven School System," Sept. 14). We found the article to be both accurate and favorable, and look forward to the interest in the Institute it may prompt in other communities.

I was puzzled by your brief reference to "condescending" Yale seminar leaders. In fact, I believe that working in the Institute has dispelled whatever stereotypes teachers had of university faculty; the collegial rapport in the program has been genuine. But this is a minor quibble with an otherwise excellent article.

James R. Vivian Director Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute

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