Education: Case in Point

She figured that it would cost her $125 to go to the National Education Association convention in Cleveland. Corma Mowrey scrimped and budgeted all year to save the money. Like the 3,500 other teachers (three quarters of them women) at the convention last week, she considered it "the high point of my year." Miss Mowrey, tall, robust and 40, teaches English and practical arithmetic in a Clarksburg, W.Va. high school.

Her big moment came at a meeting of the Department of Classroom Teachers, a powerful subdivision of the N.E.A. The discussion was about overcrowding in schools, and Miss Mowrey rose to tell...

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