On the Record: Feb. 24, 1986

William Bennett, 42, Secretary of Education and fan of early rock, on the music scene: "I think we're in the post-renaissance period. The late '50s were the Shakespeare's England of rock 'n' roll."

Albert Shanker, 57, teachers' union chief, on the shortage of qualified teachers: "Educated people today simply do not want to work in the kind of factory the traditional school has become, especially when they're treated like hired hands."

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