COVER: A tough city principal stirs a national debate over discipline and learning
The seismic clash between cocky, contentious Joe Clark of Eastside High and the Paterson, N. J., school board has catapulted a back- burner conversation among academics about the quality of urban schools into front- page and prime- time news. President Reagan says Clark has the right stuff. Most educators, however, believe the bat- toting principal swings too hard. See EDUCATION.
NATION: The primary race shifts from a beauty contest to a debate on economics
Budget realism becomes the test as the candidates stake out positions on...