February 17, 1993

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A national public-service campaign to recruit teachers continues to attract a high percentage of minoritygroup members and men, although the rates for males have tapered off somewhat since its inception, a study released last week concludes.
State Commissioner of Education Thomas Sobol of New York last week overturned a New York City Board of Education resolution requiring that instruction related to AIDS prevention in the city's schools emphasize abstinence.
Chester E. Finn Jr.'s Commentary, "What If Those Math Standards Are Wrong?" (Jan. 20, 1993), is certain to irritate many of my colleagues in math education.
There's a distortion at the heart of much of our national debate on school reform.
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