May 11, 1983

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As a teacher of long standing, I constantly wonder to what depth should or could education affect the lives of the next generation
Most labor-market activity is regulated by some level of government. Well-meaning people put political pressures on government to enact laws they think will help disadvantaged people.
How embarrassing. Mississippi, which has long had a reputation for adamant ignorance and the underfunding of schools, has passed an appropriation bill designed to lift the state out of last place as the least educated state in the land.
Worry over the sorry state of mathematics and science education burst onto the national scene just one year ago. In April 1982, the National Science Board announced the appointment of a distinguished national Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology to "define a national agenda for improving science and math education."
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