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Amid all the furor over our problems in public education, a lot of suggestions for improvement have been put forward. One idea frequently mentioned is that teacher training has to be upgraded. I'm not exactly sure what the pundits mean by this, but I do know that teachers today need a lot of help in developing techniques for coping with difficult "audiences."
The Nov. 28 issue of Fortune contains an article of extraordinary significance for anyone concerned with the prospects for education in this country. Entitled "The Mass Market Is Splitting Apart," it tells us that "economic forces are propelling one family after another toward the high or low end of the income spectrum."
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