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Margaret Fuller

A Greater Confidence

We all have our favorites. Emerson has long been mine – ever since 10thgrade, when we were assigned “The American Scholar” in English class. I don’t know how they teach English in California these days, but at my high school, even into the 1980s, they had what they called A-track (college-bound) and B-track (vocational) curriculum plans.  You got slotted into one track or the other, and your next four years of core courses unfolded before you in pretty much unvarying sequence.  Sorting started early – much earlier than high school – and it was awkwardly visible to everyone.  Now it’s Read more