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When I started teaching 25 years ago, the schools were almost exclusively a woman's world, with a sprinkling of men on hand for such traditionally male preserves as shop and science.
As reading scores and scholarship drifted downward in the last few decades, we heard throughout the nation a rising chorus of demands that we "return to the basics." This was a slogan that parents, teachers, and boards of education could subscribe to in good conscience.
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