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Column One: Renowned Teacher Makes South L.A. His Own Final Exam

Publication Date: 
June 21, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Mitchell Landsberg

Professor Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson is quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about his high school English teacher:

At a party for Holmes after he left Harvard-Westlake, Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson Jr., now a law professor at Stanford, recalled being a student in the first class Holmes taught in 1966 -- a sacred studies class that had been something of a joke on campus.

Thompson said he could barely remember a thing he learned in college or graduate school. "But I can remember every detail of what I was taught in that sacred studies course at Harvard School. Most important, I was taught to actually think. Furthermore, I was treated for the first time as somebody who actually could think."