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Have you ever met someone who just seemed to embody all the good things you believe people ought to stand for? One of the people in my life I felt that way about was John C. Holt, the education reformer, who died Sept. 14 at the age of 62. Holt's death was a loss to American education and, in a real sense, a loss to every child in our schools.
The New Right's campaign against secular humanism in the schools often seems like an attempt to demonstrate that no one ever lost political power by underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
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