To the editor:

Any civics teacher or instructor who assigned the cable telecast of the Greensboro City Council meeting on Nov. 1 for their students to watch, needs to do three things:1) Apologize to them for having made such an assignment.

2) Convince them that, despite what they saw and heard, civic government is not a quid quo pro operation. Street improvement, development financing and rezoning should be based on merit, need and for the general benefit of the community, not given in exchange for markers to be called in later to support pet projects of some council member or other.

3) Videotape the next such program and edit out any Machiavellian elements that reflect poorly on civic government before exposing the students to the meeting. James B. Frye Greensboro

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