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Should Education and Commerce Be Combined?

The Opinion page column "Whittle's Schools - 3R's and Lots of TV," July 6, makes important points. Prominent among them is that the schools will be supported in part by showing commercials in classrooms. For many, school is a bad enough experience as it is. But under the guise of improving education, Christopher Whittle proposes to connect learning and commerce - a move certain to add to the stress and confusion of schooling by compromising the students' freedom of thought. Ned Vare, Guilford, Conn.

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