National Geographic : 1988 May
heard complaints from citizens that our students knew little about geography. Four years ago I recommended to our board of education making a semester of freshman geography mandatory. I expected complaints from students. The oppo site occurred. They requested a second semester. It has been a huge success, and student scores in social studies have seen a marked increase. DAVID L. BURROWS Genoa, Illinois Siileyman To my surprise, I found on page 578 of the November 1987 issue a photo of my sculpture at Mohacs, where Hungarians were annihilated by the Turkish army. Hungary always seems to have acted as a buffer between East and West, a role which can hardly be considered rewarding. I took great pains to depict this in my work and now feel I have made my point. Thank you for the honor. PAL KO Budapest, Hungary Letters should be addressedto Members Forum, National Geographic Magazine, Box 37448, Washington, D. C. 20013, and should include sender's address and telephone number. Not all letters can be used. Those that are will often be edited and excerpted.