Education: Report Card

¶ After a spot poll of teachers, the High School Teachers Association of New York City had some telling things to report about today's pupils. Of the 1,495 New York City high-school teachers replying, 706 ("the overwhelming preponderance") rated their students' reading ability as poor, 681 said that students have little "realization that rewards or advancement must be earned," and 680 said that students have little "feeling of responsibility." To the association, however, perhaps the most important question was: "Have you found it necessary to lower standards?" The answers: 110 "little," 178 "medium" and 653 "much."

¶ The Atomic Energy Commission...

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