Education: The Taxpayers' View

There were signs last week that the pother about U.S. schools was no longer exclusively the jousting ground of editors and educationists. In two cities parents and property holders were making up their own minds:

¶Taking a long, thoughtful look at Seattle's public schools, a citizens' committee issued a report giving them generally good marks in math and science, mixed reviews on a conglomerate English program called "language arts." After a startled glance at the history setup in the city's high schools, the committee observed: "We note with regret that World History is no longer required, however valuable the course in 'Contemporary...

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