cary at afone.as.arizona.edu (Cary Kittrell) wrote:
>Copyright 1984 The New York Times Company
> The New York Times
>> February 14, 1984, Tuesday, Late City Final Edition
>>SECTION: Section C; Page 1, Column 5; Science Desk
>>HEADLINE: EINSTEIN REVEALED AS BRILLIANT IN YOUTH
>>BYLINE: By WALTER SULLIVAN
> Before that, at Aargau, French was almost his nemesis. Swiss
>archives have produced the minutes of a teacher's conference held on
>March 15, 1899, in which it was noted that a written reprimand from
>the French teacher had been entered in Einstein's record.
>> When he finally graduated this blemish was again noted. He was
>''promoted with protest in French,'' his transcript read.
So social promotion is neither a modern nor American public school