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20 years ago... OCT. 13, 1982

  • The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear a Minnesota case testing the constitutionality of state tax deductions used primarily by parents of private school students.

  • Richard S. Schweiker, the federal secretary of health and human services, announces an initiative aimed at curbing alcohol abuse among young people.

10 years ago ... OCT. 14, 1992

  • The two national teachers' unions are pulling out all the stops to help elect Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton to the White House.
  • The private management company Education Alternatives Inc. fights an uphill battle to gain contracts to run public schools.
  • Despite the lack of a congressional go-ahead, the National Education Goals Panel plans to form a council to oversee the development of national subject-area standards and a related system of assessments.

Vol. 22, Issue 6, Page 6

Published in Print: October 9, 2002, as Retrospective

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