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11-22-2011, 09:23 AM
From N.Y. Times (http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2011/11/22/a-dalton-student-is-fill-in-the-blank/) by Jenny Anderson:

The qualities that Dalton students strive to embody are confidence, friendliness and intelligence. But the ones they associate with their classmates, and with the high-priced education they are getting at the Upper East Side private school, are competitiveness and ambition.

These seemingly contradictory conclusions came out of a survey conducted last month by The Daltonian, the student newspaper at the Dalton School. The editors queried students, asking about the hot topic of values, specifically Dalton values.

“Dalton is a competitive school with a progressive ethos, which means we subscribe to two relatively different sets of values,” said an unsigned article that accompanied the survey results. “We hope this feature will establish an objective basis for discussion of an issue that is central to our identity as a school.”

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