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which to me is a tragedy.

The cynical thing that I have in mind is that the whole society is going to suffer as a consequence of this rejection of potentiall constructive human beings.


You sensed none of this occurring while you yourself were in school? You sensed none of this deterioration coming on while you were attending school?


Really, no.


High school held to the standards?


High school, of course -- I was at George Washington High School. In my graduating class of 1931 at George Washington High School, there were exactly ten blacks.

Again, I remember teachers, as teachers. I remember them as making assignments, and requiring you to do the assignments, and I remember them as having you communicate in class. I remember a geometry teacher who taught geometry and stimulated you to learn and to do your work. I remember a history teacher -- who, by the way, I met when I went back to George Washington High School, to get some subjects for my Ph. She was assistant principal then. I forgot her name. We used to call her “Miss A-h-d-vahntages..” because he pronounced the word “Ahdvahntages.” A very stimulating teacher who made history alive. For me, anyway. I listened to the woman and I'd be stipulated to read, ancient history, American history, etc.

Hell, we had a neconomics teacher by the name of Goddesman who, was a senior in high school, was presenting you with basic

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