Education: Try Harder

Carnegie stresses writing skills

Hardly a week goes by without a new study of the nation's public schools. The latest such report, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, may be the most thoughtful and specific of the lot. Titled High School: a Report on Secondary Education in America, it was produced over a period of 30 months by a team of 23 educators and trained observers who spent 2,000 hours examining 15 representative high schools and interviewing teachers, principals and students. Carnegie President Ernest Boyer, former U.S. Commissioner of Education under...

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