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Much of the debate about public and private schools suggests two monolithic armies poised to engage in bitter and decisive conflict on the field of battle. The two central images are of inevitable competition between the sectors, on the one hand, and of fundamental differences between them, on the other.
Censorship is the hottest issue to hit the schools this year. Spirited debates about the sanitizing of school plays, the selection of library books, and the adoption of class reading lists are rebounding from the Virginia Tidelands to the Seattle suburbs.
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