A story in the Nov. 7, 2001, issue of Education Week ("U.N. Report: No School for 156 Million Children") incorrectly reported the number of children worldwide who do not have access to school. According to a report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, the figure of some 156 million children represents the additional number of children the world will need to make room for by 2015, compared with the number it had in 1997. The figure is based on projections of school-age populations.
Also, the report estimates that there are currently 850 million illiterate adults in the world.
A story in the Nov. 14 issue ("Court to Look at Drug Testing of Nonathletes") incorrectly reported the vote in the U.S. Supreme Court's 1995 decision in Vernonia School District v. Acton, which upheld the random drug testing of student athletes. The correct vote was 6-3, with Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, John Paul Stevens, and David H. Souter in the minority.
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