November 23, 1988

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In their recent essays criticizing the new requirements for certification of public-school principals in New Jersey, James W. Guthrie ("The Value of Teaching Experience for Principals," Commentary, Oct. 19, 1988) and Ted Elsberg ("Let Sense Take Precedence," paid advertisement, Sept. 28, 1988) recognize neither the inadequacy of a half century's conventional practice nor the potential value of the new standards.
By the turn of the century, an estimated 7 out of every 10 American jobs will be related to the technologies of advanced computers and electronics.
In his best seller, Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs To Know, E.D. Hirsch Jr. suggested that an acquaintance with certain names, ideas, and events is the key to effective communication, and hence to full participation in American society.
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