Education: Can v. Man

A fast-growing, already seam-split junior college on the outskirts of Los Angeles is likely to be the battleground for California's hottest educational fight during the next few months. The issue at Compton College: President Paul Martin's use—or misuse, depending on which violently opposed viewpoint is taken—of educational television. Within the college, teachers mutter moodily of "1984"—or support Martin enthusiastically. Outside, bitter opposition is building; a few days ago the 90,000-member California Teachers Association condemned Compton's plan, asked the University of California to consider refusing to recognize credits earned in TV-taught courses, asked...

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