20 years ago ... [SEPT. 22, 1982]
- A major study finds that piecemeal government initiatives and market forces won't be enough to develop the educational potential of the new information technology that is revolutionizing both work and communication.
- Linus Wright, the superintendent of the Dallas public schools, says he's prepared to pay $50,000 annual salaries to "super teachers" who can raise scores on basic-skills tests scores at predominantly black high schools.
- The General Accounting Office reports that federal programs created to help schools cope with the potential hazards of asbestos may be inadequate.
- Districts along the Texas border report an increase in the number of students who are the children of illegal aliens, but they blame the poor Mexican economy rather than the June 1982 U.S. Supreme Court decision that the state must educate such children.
10 years ago ... Sept. 23, 1992
- A Gallup poll finds that seven out of 10 Americans would back a government-supported voucher system to send their children to the schools of their choice.
- Schools in Dade County, Fla., reopen three weeks after enduring the fury of Hurricane Andrew.
- The career education movement, once considered a fad with little political clout, is being revived in a string of federal and state reports as school reformers search for stronger bridges from school to work.
- New York City Schools Chancellor Joseph A. Fernandez announces that parents will be able to send their children to any public elementary or middle school in the city, provided that space is available.
Vol. 22, Issue 3, Page 6Published in Print: September 18, 2002, as Retrospective