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As robotic arms guided a block of plastic along the curving conveyor belt of a scaled-down, automated assembly line, Trevor Walker looked for an opening in the passing crowds to snap photographs.
WASHINGTON--Secretary of Education Lauro F. Cavazos last week reaffirmed school choice as the cornerstone of the Bush Administration'. education policy by announcing the creation of a choice "outreach office" within the Education Department.
School-based management is fast becoming the buzzphrase of the 1990's. Educational leaders see it as a means of effecting meaningful reform, school by school. And teachers, for their part, seem eager to accept the kind of shared decisionmaking it entails.
When the current school-reform movement was launched by the publication of A Nation at Risk in early 1983, a pattern of thinking about children and youth was simultaneously implanted in the public mind. Its three main assumptions were the following:
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