February 29, 1984

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There is something perversely pleasurable about the recent calls for the testing of public-school teachers. Walter Denton, the somewhat dimwitted high-school boy on the 1950's television series, "Our Miss Brooks," would no doubt have been thoroughly entertained by the sight of his teacher sweating her way through a real nail-biter of an exam.
Overlooking the rotted downtown of Newark is St. Benedict's, a complex of red brick school buildings surrounding a 115-year-old monastery. St. Benedict's is an effective urban school for poor black and Hispanic teen-age boys.
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