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American Educator
Summer 1978


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School Violence and Vandalism
By Birch Bayh

Senator Bayh describes the work of the Congress to address the problems of violence and vandalism in American schools.

Teacher to Teacher
Interviews on Discipline Policy and School Violence

Chicago and Atlanta teachers discuss their own experiences in confronting the problem of discipline and violence.

Teacher Unions Fight Back
AFT Locals Combat School Violence
By John Ban

The author of a book on violence and vandalism in public education describes the efforts of various union locals to combat violence in their schools.

What Hew's Safe School Study Means to You
By Robert J. Rubel

The author explains the safe school study and its implications for teachers.

Striving Towards Quality and Equality in Education
An interview with Lawrence A. Cremin

In this interview, the president of Teachers College describes his views on the future of education, on teacher training, and on the concept of education and work.

University and Community Working Together
A Proposal for Urban Universities
By Carlo L. Golino

The former chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Boston describes a new program that brings urban universities into harmony with their host communities.

Hyperactivity: The Scandalous Silence
By Steven Box

A sociology professor from England takes sharp issue with the current medical treatment of children diagnosed as hyperactive.

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About American Educator

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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