Education: How to Attract Attention

How to Attract Attention

A few minutes before 9 o'clock one night last week, the lights were dimmed in the grand ballroom of Washington's Sheraton Park Hotel, and all eyes in the room focused on a large screen behind the speakers' lectern. In a filmed talk, the President of the U.S. welcomed 1,782 delegates and 422 observers to the White House Conference on Education—the most prodigious meeting of its kind ever held. "We are," said the President, "faced today with the grave problem of providing a good...

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