Vol. 01, Issue 03
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Washington--The Education Department, which recently rescinded an $825,000 grant to the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's push-excel program, may reverse itself and award the money after all, according to a department official.
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Our citizenry is scientifically illiterate. Ill-equipped to make the most important sorts of political decisions-those with a technical or scientific component-we debate such issues as nuclear reactors, pollution, and pesticides in an atmosphere of frenzied ignorance. It is an ignorance we cannot afford if we are to survive.
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In unconventional times, conventional wisdom can be a dangerous thing. On the broad political canvas, of course, the 1980's and beyond can be interpreted as a return to the conventional: nationalism abroad, a reduced and perhaps balanced federal budget, and an increased reliance on the free market at home. Yet, for education, the times are decidedly unconventional.