Education: Hardly the Last Word

Since last fall, the University of California's board of regents, which is packed with Governor Reagan conservatives, has been trying to dislodge Angela Davis, 26, from her teaching post in the department of philosophy at U.C.L.A. Twice it has been frustrated: first by a Los Angeles superior court, which held that Miss Davis' membership in the Communist Party was not cause for dismissal, and again by Chancellor Charles Young, who irritated the board in May by recommending that her contract be renewed. Last week the regents had what they obviously hoped would be...

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