March 30, 1994

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The U.S. Education Department has issued three new sources of information on educational partnerships.
The New Hampshire House has approved a bill that would more than double the amount of aid the state currently provides to school districts.
Seeking to avert a protracted court battle, the Idaho Senate last week passed a bill to restructure the state school-finance system.
By its nature, social research carries the risk of abstracting away essential ideas and information. Such may be the case with the leaked federally sponsored research report on magnet schools whose handling apparently is being regulated by U.S. Education Department officials ("Magnets' Efficacy as Desegregation Tool Questioned," Feb. 2, 1994).
A lawsuit is a sample size of one, but sometimes that one case can give us shivers for what it portends.
All children can learn." This is education's mantra. No matter that it is meaningless. It is still the educator's first article of faith, at least to judge by how often it is said.
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