Education: Women: Still Unequal

"Women have intellectual abilities equal to men's." With that ringing truism, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education last week launched its latest report, Opportunities for Women in Higher Education. "What a great start!" muttered one of the reporters assembled at a press conference in Boston. The commission's chairman, Clark Kerr, was unruffled. "We know that, of course," he said, "but we had to make the statement because not all men accept it."

Begun nearly three years ago, the 282-page report has "more basic information and better statistics" than any of the commission's 19 previous studies, says Kerr, former president of the University...

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