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American Educator
Winter 1978


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Who's Asking the Questions
Minimum Competency Testing Is Becoming a Problem for Students and Teachers Alike
By Timothy Spofford

Stepping Forward
Baltimore Pioneers School for the Handicapped

The Challenge of Excellence
A Focus on Innovative Learning Programs around the Country
By David Mutch

The California Tea Party
Will the Proposition Thirteen Tidal Wave Sink Public Services?
By Michael Kerper

London Schools: The View from Within

A London school administrator talks about the similarities between urban schools in England and the United States.

The Old School Tie: The Phenomenon of the English Public School
By Sarah Schmidt

A Question of Ethics
Students' Rights: Where Do We Draw the Line?
By Jules Kolodny

"A Question of Ethics" column addresses corporal punishment and student suspensions.

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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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