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20 YEARS AGO ... June 1, 1983

  • The U.S. Supreme Court denies federal tax exemptions to schools and colleges that practice racial discrimination, in cases involving Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., and the Goldsboro Christian Schools in Goldsboro, N.C.

  • Officials of the San Jose school district in California vote to proceed with plans to declare bankruptcy, following an arbitrator's ruling that the district must give employees raises agreed to under a three-year contract.
  • Feeling the effects of a 1980 measure that limited property taxes, cash-strapped Massachusetts districts are turning to the state in the hope of getting more money to stave off cutbacks in their schools.

10 YEARS AGO ... June 2, 1993:

  • Decentralization may serve as an organizing principle for the current school reform movement, but educators often disagree over exactly what the term means and how it should be carried out, a report suggests.
  • Funding problems are clouding the future of two of the nation's most ambitious programs to change precollegiate science education: one run by the National Science Teachers Association and the other by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Vol. 22, Issue 38, Page 6

Published in Print: May 28, 2003, as Retrospective

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