March 14, 1990

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After several weeks of heated protests, West Virginia teachers last week launched the state's first statewide teachers' strike when an agreement with Gov. Gaston Caperton over proposed salary increases unraveled.
Chester E. Finn Jr.--the former assistant secretary for educational research and improvement in the U.S. Education Department who was appointed by former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett on his last day in office to chair the National Assessment Governing Board--is calling for further expansion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress to police American schooling ("The Need for Better Education Data," Commentary, Feb. 7, 1990).
When I was growing up in Boston a few decades ago--and reading voraciously everything available in our branch library--I knew that books were about other people.
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