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September 2010 in Black Lamb

Volume 8, Number 9 — September 2010

September 1st, 2010

The All School Issue

In the cover article of this All-School Issue, Rock, rock, rock ‘n’ roll high school, Beren deMotier is glad her own kids aren’t as wild as she was back in the day. In Boom times, Terry Ross gives his views on what happened to American education. John M. Daniel remembers his short stint as a school teacher in The Cheese.


In Crushes, Elizabeth Fournier remembers her Catholic schoolgirl fixations on the likes of Shaun Cassidy. Toby Tompkins says he learned a lot about people from his own Transient schooling. Greg Roberts offers A modest proposal for school funding: increase class sizes to 300. In Pomp & circumstance, Ed Goldberg remembers his school days in New York City. Dean Suess recalls that a sense of Randomness seems to have pervaded his high school years. In It’s better in Europe, Dan Peterson says just that about education in America. Joel Hess laments that the emphasis on Learning languages seems to be declining. We print Chapter Four of Richard Howorth’s as-yet-unpublished novel River of Secrets, perhaps the first mystery novel with a school teacher as protagonist. Ray Wragg never cared much for school, but he doesn’t regret his method of Alternative learning.

Our Honorary Black Lambs column presents two new inductees: Anglo-Hungarian novelist Arthur Koestler and American publisher Alfred A. Knopf. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis warns against blindly playing the percentages. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers reader questions about school. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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