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Secretary of Education William J. Bennett launched the Reagan Administration's "initiative" on bilingual education Sept. 26. In a media-hyped speech to the Association for a Better New York, Mr. Bennett attacked the new Bilingual Education Act, which was passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority in Congress last fall. At the same time, he branded as "a failure" two decades of federal policies on educating language-minority students.
In late spring came the formation of the Task Force on Teaching as a Profession, a project of the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy. The task force is charged with fashioning a "blueprint to make teaching a true profession."
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