May 5, 1982

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One of the basic requirements of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force is that commanders of flying units stay current as pilots. This policy increases the chance that the commander has kept up enough with changes in flying and flight equipment for his decisions to make sense to those who will have to carry them out.
The day after the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released encouraging data on the nation's reading achievement, the headline appearing on page one of The New York Times read: "Reading Data Indicate Decline in Reasoning Ability."
One of the virtues of free public education has been the public's freedom to criticize it.
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