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Vol. 132 No. 20 NOVEMBER 14, 1988


COVER: The blackboard jungle is fast evolving, and so is the role of teachers

They are blamed for the failures of American schools, accused of incompetence and expected to fill in for negligent parents, and they work under conditions few professionals would tolerate. "We are the mother, the teacher, the nurse, the doctor," says one classroom veteran. Still, many say the modern schoolhouse is a place not only of fears and frustrations but also of startling epiphanies and sublime rewards.



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