The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Pages 158 - 188 Summary & Analysis

Kim Edwards
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Pages 158 - 188 Summary

Caroline Gill has managed to get Phoebe into a preschool, where she has fit in with other children, her differences unnoticed. Caroline is involved in a group that is working to get the Board of Education to accept Down's syndrome children into public schools. Leo has died, and Al comes regularly to visit. Doro is in love.

Caroline attends a meeting of the Board of Education, whose members feel that the Down's children who have learned and developed, have done so only with special attention, which the public system cannot afford. They are afraid the schools will be flooded with retarded children and be a drain on resources, as well as unfair to brighter children. A large group of parents has filed a class action suit to force them into accepting their children in public school. Al arrives after a long...

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