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Saul Genendlis, city schools educator
Saul Genendlis, city schools educator

Saul Genendlis, an advocate for special education and a retired Baltimore City schools principal and administrator, died of heart disease Sept. 25 at his Hampstead home. He was 84. Known by his students as Mr. G., he was once the city's acting superintendent for special education and a past principal of the William S. Baer and McMechen schools. In 1976, he told a Baltimore Sun reporter that his schools had "no rejects" and that none of his students could be considered too much of a problem. "There can be no failures, on the part of the students or us," he said. Born in Detroit, he worked with his father at a gas station and a car assembly line. "He could...

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