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.
- Whittle Communications is planning to ask subscribers of Channel One for permission to include more than the current contractual limit of two minutes of commercials per day on the classroom TV news show.
- 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 6Published in Print: May 28, 2003, as Retrospective