September 20, 1989

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If speeches could be graded like test papers, then students at one public junior high school here would have given President George Bush's unprecedented national address about drugs to school children a failing mark.
On the top shelf at the local bookstore, the "Sesame Street" gang stars in a volume about coping with day care. One shelf below, a happy-go-lucky family of bears offers to teach our 4-year-old a cautionary lesson about meeting strangers.
After a series of racial confrontations--both verbal and physical--and the appearance of Ku Klux Klan literature, the 7th and 8th grades of a rural Georgia school gathered for an assembly, where a guest speaker gave a presentation on the Klan.
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