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    National Discussion on Education: Cultures

    Mr. Finn, head of the Educational Excellence Network, and Ms. Welburn defined multiculturalism and discussed its role and importance in the school curriculum.

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    Adult Writing Class

    For a creative writing assignment, Ms. Fletcher asked her students to pretend that they were homeless to gain firsthand knowledge of the problems of poverty. She used this example…

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    National Discussion on Education in Detroit

    The members of the panel discussed the National Education Goals set by President Bush and the National Governors' Association, the administration’s education policy, and local…

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    Meiji Gakuin High School

    Mr. Jo spoke about the Meiji Gakuin High School, a school for Japanese students whose families are living outside of Japan. He explained how the school operates and how the school…

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    National Discussion on Education: Reform

    Mr. Alexander, who published a series of articles on education around the world, expressed his views about the American education system compared to those of Britain, Germany, and…

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    National Discussion on Education: Colorado

    At the Dunstan Middle School in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, the focus is on the National Education Goals set by the nation’s governors, the administration’s…

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    Education Reform

    Senator Kennedy is chairman of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. He discussed the changing role of education, the differences between the educational goals of Congress…

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    National Discussion on Education: Louisville

    Secretary Alexander, participating in a discussion with a Louisville high school student and other participants in the American educational system, discussed Louisville’s America 2000…

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    National Discussion on Education: Parents

    Ms. Henry discussed the problem of low parental involvement in the education system. She talked about the findings recently released by her organization in a report Education in…

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    National Discussion on Education: Federal

    Ms. Kornbluh discussed the effect of federal management of local and state education programs. She also addressed the question of federal funding for education, and the role of…

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    National Discussion on Education: Goals

    Mr. Bennett, the former Secretary of Education, compared the education level of American children to that of children from other industrialized nations. He stated that America was…

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    National Discussion on Education: Reform

    Mr. Kozol, who joined the discussion by telephone, Mr. Shanker, and Mr. Toch discussed the state of the education process in the United States through the 1980's, and the…

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    National Discussion on Education: Goals

    Governor Romer, the former chairman of the National Education Goals Panel, discussed America 2000, the Bush administration’s goals for education reform through the year 2000. He…

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    National Discussion on Education: Goals

    Lamar Alexander, Secretary of Education, discussed “America 2000,” a plan developed by President Bush and the National Governors' Association. America 2000 includes the…

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