November 9, 1981

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WASHINGTON--The Education Department would be stripped of its Cabinet-level status and most of its functions, and be reduced to a small education-assistance agency under a bill scheduled to be introduced in the Senate late last week by Dan Quayle, Republican of Indiana.
Public-school leaders today are somewhat like an heir receiving a handsome legacy from a distant relative, who neglected to include in the will instructions for maintaining the bequest.
From Jan. 7 to June 25, Joseph M. Rice, an educator, visited the school systems of many of our large cities. He had recently studied at two universities renowned for their training in education, and now he wanted to study the effectiveness of our country's educational practices.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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