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For Cambridge school’s students, a struggle with the complexities

I was approached last semester by three graduate students who challenged me after class about my lecture. One said, as if proffering an explanation for their critique, “We are ‘Rindge kids’ ” — code for the students, past and present, of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

I am a parent of two Rindge kids myself. Of course they were challenging their professor. Of course they did it in a disarming and passionate way, and of course it was a perspective that was well worth listening to. Rindge kids are taught by teachers who model curiosity; they are from all over the world and from all walks of life. In short, Rindge kids create a community that is tolerant, vibrant, and emphasizes active engagement with the world.

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