December 15, 1982

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and seven other prominent national civil-rights organizations have branded the Education Department's fiscal 1983 operating plan for its office for civil rights as "a fundamentally dishonest document" and "singularly devoid of specific information."
With the establishment of the National Institute of Education, educational research had been elevated to the status of medical and scientific inquiry--fields so vital to the national interest that the pursuit of new knowledge in them was deemed an essential government function worth housing in a prestigious agency.
How to get better teachers? Pay more." That was the heading of one of Albert Shanker's recent "Where We Stand" columns. The question is persistent, and a great many people make that answer.
We recently put the following question to an expert on Japan: "If you had to pick the one factor that is responsible for the extraordinarily high productivity of the Japanese people, what would that factor be?"
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