May 4, 1983

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Washington--The federal government's civil-service agency has begun investigating more than half of the Education Department's civil-rights workers, over the objections of the department's civil-rights chief and the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights.
It serves no purpose to try to curtail discussion of the [pregnancy] issue with the assertion that the system works against blacks and that pregnancy among teen-age blacks is the inevitable consequence of discrimination. Discrimination is a crutch that we must throw away.
Teaching is an imperiled profession. Recent research indicates that at every point of choice-from selection of a college major through the decision to remain in or leave the classroom-the most academically able eschew the teaching profession.
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