A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 22, 1974

"Textbooks are becoming obsolete; things are happening so quickly." So says Brian J. Brown, editor of the TIME Education Program, through which 130,000 high school and junior college students are using TIME in the classroom. In addition, their 5,000 teachers receive free each month a bundle of supplementary educational materials—pamphlets, charts and maps—designed to make social science and humanities curriculums as up to the minute as possible.

Each month's packet of materials centers around a theme. "We play editorial roulette," says Brown. "We try to anticipate what's going to be hot." Sometimes it...

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