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Re: Simplistic Teaching.

Aug 09, 1997 02:31 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

A. Safron wrote:

> Perhaps it comes from my upbringing in a working class 
> neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.  Simplicity 
> reigned because that's a as far as people could go.  Many 
> girls married before graduating high school, because of
> pregnancy.  Few had money for even a junior college.  A
> job as a stock boy or at a drug store was considered the 
> height of sucess. Gangs were the thing, even then, and you
> could often hear gunshots in the middle of the night.

	My father, who grew up in Norwich, Connecticut in the 1920's and
1930's, tells me that every single girl in his high school class dropped
out before graduation due to pregnancy.

	Bart Lidofsky

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