August 4, 2000
Former College President Learns a Lesson as He Teaches in Nepal
It's 6:30 in the morning, the start of a new workday for Richard Brogdon. The bell has rung, and he slips onto a bench at the back of the cramped concrete classroom where he teaches 11th graders.
A Nepali teacher is leading the class through an English lesson. "Why is it a good idea to go to the dentist regularly?" the teacher asks in heavily accented English, reading straight from the textbook. The students, dressed in white shirts, dark slacks, and flip-flops, huddle quietly over