July 14, 1993
Vol. 12, Issue extra edition
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Seventy-five educators picked for their iconoclasm in pursuit of reform met for three days at the Lansdowne resort here last month to dream up the ideal school system for the coming century.
PAGE 25 - Commentary
In 1974, I became superintendent of the Arlington, Va., public schools. Shrinking enrollments and increasing numbers of minority students had set off tremors in the community over falling test scores and the perceived decline in academic quality of the schools. Mainstream wisdom among federal policymakers then was that schools don't make much of a difference in children's lives and that spending money to improve schools was wasteful.
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