Education: Report Card

¶Educators who hold that the nation's schools have turned into public-supported playrooms (see above) got some sharp if incomplete statistical support from a survey of Texas schools by a group of ten Texas school superintendents and school-board members. Of the schools giving answers to various questions of the survey, 112 out of 232 allow private music and/or dancing lessons on school time; 188 out of 220 give credit for band time, physical education, chorus, etc.; 166 out of 218 allow athletic teams to eat up school hours with practice sessions. ¶More than half the nation's 23,746 public high schools are too...

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