November 24, 1982

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Washington--One of the bills watched closely by the education community in the post-election session of Congress is the so-called "Apple bill"--a measure that could instantly launch the nation's schools into the computer age.
Three years ago, when Stephen Arons was beginning the book just now published as Compelling Belief, and excerpted in last week's Education Week (Nov. 17, 1982), he and I had a talk about the home-schooling movement. I was then in the middle of a term on the school board of my town (where my four children were all in the public schools), and I commented that it was just such separatist and splintering activity that made it so hard to find a central purpose for the public school.
Any idea that has the support of both Mortimer Adler and Albert Shanker is an idea worth engaging and, some would say, worrying about.
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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