February 22, 1984

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Raleigh, N.C.--A blue-ribbon commission appointed by Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. is recommending the establishment of a "career-growth" program for teachers, the reduction of class sizes in grades 4-6, and a recommitment to learning as schools' top priority.
On two separate occasions in recent weeks, the Reagan Administration has used Scholastic Aptitude Test data to draw faulty and misleading conclusions about American education.
February has become the time when we move through the series of racial-pride programs that are the now-predictable agenda of Black History Month. This year, I am also thinking ahead to the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
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