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20 years ago...

Nov. 10, 1982

  • The corporate and industrial community is beginning to break with past practice and play an active role in improving the performance of the nation's elementary and secondary schools, recent developments suggest. This new type of corporate involvement extends into such areas as curriculum development and financial management.
  • American-history textbooks, in general, provide students with information about nuclear war and weapons that is "inadequate, misleading, and irresponsible," concludes a survey of 11 of the most widely used junior- and senior-high textbooks in the subject. "Militarism in Textbooks: An Analysis" is believed to be the first study to look at how history texts treat the subjects of war and the military.
  • Six teachers who were dismissed from Los Angeles public schools in 1954 for failure to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee will be symbolically reinstated and awarded a $200,000 settlement by the district school board. The money will be divided among the teachers and be used to pay legal fees.

10 years ago...

Nov. 11, 1992

  • Pointing to Bill Clinton's record on education and his promise to "invest in human capital" as a foundation for economic recovery, educators generally are reacting jubilantly to the Arkansas Democrat's election as president. But many acknowledge that Mr. Clinton faces obstacles to translating his campaign pledges into practice.
  • A New York City mother has filed a federal lawsuit against the city's board of education, charging that a principal made public the fact that she and her 8-year-old daughter have the virus that causes AIDS.

Vol. 22, Issue 10, Page 6

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