Kissing Off the Public Schools

March 1978
New Republic;3/25/78, Vol. 178 Issue 12, p5
Focuses on the plight of American public schools and the solutions to problems which have been the subjects of confusion and ideological controversy. Percentage decline in the average scores on the verbal and mathematical portions of the Scholastic Aptitude Test; Major testing services' report on the decline in student scores in reading, math, social science, natural science and writing; Parents' preference for private schools; Findings of several studies showing that heterogeneous classes do better than those in which all students come from similar social, economic and racial backgrounds.


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