October 13, 1982

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Washington--The launching by the Soviet Union of the satellite Sputnik, 25 years ago this month, presented an immediate challenge to American education: the need to upgrade science and mathematics education as a means of ensuring that the nation could compete in the race to a high-technology future.
I am heartened, these days, by the number of positions open for leaders of educational institutions. If a hundred people apply for each position (even with some people applying for more than one opening) and if the best person is picked in each instance, better days for educational leadership are surely on the way.
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