March 1990

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Vol. 01, Issue 06

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Lisa Jennings is an assistant editor of Education Week.
When reading consultant Doug- las Oster submitted a personal essay as part of his job application to Staples Elementary School in Easton, Conn., in 1988, he understood that what he wrote would be kept strictly confidential.
Karen Franklin is a freelance writer who frequently covers veterans' issues. In a large unfurnished room away from the bells and slamming lockers of Tennessee's Science Hill High School, teacher Carol Transou and 25 solemn-faced history students sit together on the floor. They have come to this empty ROTC training site--in the basement of the school gymnasium, apart from the main building-- for its silence.