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In many ways educators respond to their critics the way silly putty responds to the poke of a child's finger. In the late 1960's, as a result of the civil-rights movement and the Vietnam war, there was a hue and cry to "humanize" the curriculum.
Recent developments in the economy and the culture have given powerful impetus to changes in high schools. ... High schools worked for a long time because many students for whom the high schools could not provide a decent education simply stayed away--or if they came, kept quiet.
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