March 21, 1984

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When the National Commission on Excellence in Education issued its report last year, its conclusions, however dramatically stated, did not address what may be the most serious aspect of the crisis: the education of teachers.
In 1981, the issue of "scientific creationism" was all over the news, mainly because of a nationally publicized trial over an Arkansas law requiring "balanced" classroom treatment for the theory of evolution and "creation science."
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