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In his State of the Union Address last month, Mr. Clinton praised student uniforms as a way to promote safety and discipline in public schools.
Illinois has failed to provide educational and developmental services to all the state's eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities, a federal judge ruled last week.
The National Association of Independent Schools has published a "how to" book on the nuts and bolts of fund-raising for private schools.
A prominent school-finance expert scheduled to testify last month in behalf of five New Hampshire school districts that are suing the state instead slammed the districts' lawyer for failing to pay him.
Only children pass easily between the parallel universes of entertainment and education. Each of these giant sectors of the economy takes more than $300 billion from the public, but they communicate mainly by pointing fingers--"Entertainment corrupts." "Schools have failed."
The schoolmaster had the reputation of being a kindly man, but probably the accepted theory of what young boys were like and what worked in school was such that he believed that each of his students needed to "have their clock wound up every Monday," which, in practice, meant that every one of them needed a good flogging to start off the week as motivation that would last them until Friday.
As the nation's governors prepare to convene along the banks of the Hudson in late March for another talky education "summit," they'd best watch out for two flocks of ornery ostriches which, when not burying their heads, do a pretty good job of biting and kicking.
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