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Referring to Joe Clark, the Paterson, N.J., high-school principal who made himself famous wielding a bullhorn and baseball bat, former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett once said, "Sometimes you need Mr. Chips and sometimes you need Dirty Harry."
It is hard to understand why proposals for public boarding schools for high-school students gifted in mathematics and science continue in many states to encounter vociferous opposition--or even mild indifference.
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