Léna Garcia, Tyler Hayden, and Keith Hamm

Paul Wellman

Léna Garcia, Tyler Hayden, and Keith Hamm

Atlas Hugged

The education of young citizens in our all-embracing environs comes under scrutiny this week. Indy reporters (left to right) Léna Garcia, Tyler Hayden, and Keith Hamm examine a variety of primary-school philosophies, some private-public cross-pollination, and efforts by high schoolers to squash their way toward college scholarships. Their firsthand familiarity with the subject comes from a collective half-century spent in hundreds of classrooms. The most distinctive school mascot among them, however, was definitely Hamm’s middle school’s up in Santa Cruz: Go, Sea Dragons!

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