Nation: School Message: Learn to Teach

THAT reform, not money, is the keystone of Richard Nixon's domestic policy was demonstrated again last week with the President's first message to Congress on federal education policy. Rejected outright was the New Deal-Great Society doctrine that the best answer is the one that carries the biggest dollar sign. Nixon proposed no new comprehensive spending plans, no additional substantive programs. Instead, he declared that the U.S. must learn how to teach; Americans must conduct a "searching re-examination of our entire approach to learning."

The President argued that the greatest need was to find...