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American Educator
Summer 1977


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Teacher Malpractice: A New Threat to Education?
By R. C. Newell

Will this phenomenon force education to become an entity of form instead of substance?

'Hey, You Ought to Sue the Doctor'
The Whisper That Became a Scream
By Michael Halberstam

An account of how malpractice suits have distorted the practice of medicine and the lessons teachers may learn from this experience.

Teaching—or Surviving
By Peter Woods

What happens when surviving in the classroom takes precedence over teaching?

Toward a Universal G. I. Bill
Opening the Gates of Higher Education to All
By John P. Mallan

A bold proposal for opening the gates of colleges and universities to everyone.

Artists in the Schools
An interview with Daniel Lusk by Len Randolph

A photo essay and an interview with a man who has taught poetry to some 20,000 school children.

Pedagog Agog—I'm Not Complaining, Mind You
By Nate Fein

A Conversation with the Commissioner
An interview with Ernest Boyer, U.S. Commissioner of Education

The Freedom-Joy Syndrome
By Peter H. Gibbon

A book review of High School and a sharp rebuttal to the critics of secondary education.

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American Educator is a quarterly journal of educational research and ideas published by the American Federation of Teachers. Recent articles have focused on such topics as reducing the achievement gap between poor and affluent students, heading off student discipline problems, teaching an appreciation and understanding of democracy, the benefits of a common coherent curriculum, and other issues affecting children and education here and abroad. Total circulation, as of our most recent issue, is over 900,000.

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