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Record 1454/2271
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Date 1967
Abstract "Brickbats and Bouquets," Lexington Minute Man, January 12, 1967

A collection of letters to the editor of the Lexington Minute Man.

Dr. M. Bernstein Weiner praises Dr. V. A. McCrossen's "flawless" grammar, but disagrees that Lexington Schools are over-staffed with psychologists and psychiatrists.

Lucile N. McMahon responds to McCrossen's letter of January 5, 1967, implying that he is a harmless and outrageous fixture of Lexington.

Russell B. Grush chastises McCrossen for his spelling error.

L. W. Parrot writes about McCrossen.

Erik Mollo-Christensen Jr., a high school student in Lexington, suggests McCrossen in wrong in his argument that Lexington schools are poor; in fact, families are moving to Lexington to enroll their students in "decent schools." Advocates for the important role of counselors within schools.

Richard K. Eaton warns that to continue to increase the school budget will restrict residence in Lexington to members of affluent society. Suggests that those that populate the school committee have higher than average incomes and are not concerned with payment of taxes. Eaton believes that while a public Kindergarten is valuable, other needs demand attention as well.

Richard A. Ballou, in response to Vincent McCrossen's letter, defends his Lexington education.

William B. Simmons believes Lexington schools are "pretty good."

H. L. Seaver notes the inaccuracy of McCrossen's metaphors.

Frank A. Bramley argues for different agencies to work together, and not at competing goals.

4 pages, photocopied from original
Object ID Worthen.18.40A.28
Object Name Newspaper
People Bailey, Edward
Ballou, Richard A.
Bramley, Frank A.
Eaton, Richard K.
Grush, Russell
McCrossen, Victor A.
McMahon, Lucile N.
Mollo-Christensen, Erik
Parrot, L. W.
Simmons, William B.
Weiner, M. Bernstein
Search Terms Lexington School Committee
Lexington Public Schools
Lexington Selectmen
Subjects Schools
Title "Brickbats and Bouquets," Lexington Minute Man, January 12, 1967
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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