School Is In

Making an issue of education

Called on by the teacher, the President recited Shakespeare to a summer-school class in Farragut, Tenn. "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury," he read from a crib sheet, "signifying nothing." It was all part of Ronald Reagan's continuing crusade for stricter standards in the nation's schools, on a swing through Tennessee and New Mexico last week. In turn, his prospective Democratic rivals for the presidency charged that his speeches were mere sound and fury. "Everywhere he goes he's now a friend of education," scoffed Walter Mondale, who claimed Reagan...

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