Sunday, November 24, 1968
THE MICHIGAN DA1L1r
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Federal evaluation of schools
begins despte local objections
By GARVEN HUDGINS
Associated Press Education Writer
WASHINGTON. OP) - A fed-
eral evaluation of the nation's
schools will begin within 90 days
despite opposition from school
administrators who fear it is the
first step toward national
standards and government-
The project, known as Na-
tional Assessment, was author-
ized last month by Congress,
which appropriated $1 million
to finance the first year of a
projected three-year study.
The American Association of
School Administrators, affiliate
of the influential, 1.1-million-
member National Education As-
sociation, has resolved not to
"We are not opposed to evalu-
ation as such," said Dr. John M.
Lumley, director of the NEA'S
Federal Relations Division.
"but to the method proposed
for carrying this one out."
Specifically, the NEA and its
administrative affiliate argue
that any national assessment of
the school should be made by
Federal evaluation has the
support of Wilbur J. Cohen,
secretary of Health, Education
and Welfare. It also is backed
by the NEA's chief rival among
organizations for educators, the
165,000-member American Fed-
eration of Teachers, AFL-CIO.
But the project has only
enough money to operate one
year, and whether the admin-
istration of President-elect
Richard M. Nixon will go along
with an appropriation to con-
tinue it is open to question.
Nixon has repeatedly expressed
a preference for state control.
of educational matters.
Secretary Cohen, who w i11
leave office when the Nixon ad-
ministration takes over, endors-
ed National Assessment on the
ground that it would help guide
the government in allocating
funds for public schools.
"We know almost nothing
about how much our children
have learned or, about what
good they get out of what they
have learned," said Cohen.'
"Without social indicators on
the results of the educational
process, the federal government
cannot know where its financ-
ial help is most needed."
David Selden, president of the
teachers union, charged t h a t
"public officials tend to con-
ceal the things which make our.
school systems le s s effective
than they should be," and added
that "The National Assessment
will tend to reveal these defi-
ciencies and to generate more
support for reform."
While the argument goes on,
organizers of National Assess-
ndent are moving ahead with
plans for the first tests to be
made by February. They will be
given to private as well as pub-
lic school children, but only to
selected sample groups, not to
Results of the tests will be re-
ported only by geographical re-
gions - Northeast, Central,
West and Southeast. There will
be not reports on individual
schools, districts or states.
AFT'S Selden agrees with
school administrators that Na-
tional Assessment could lead
to setting national standards for
education but he sees this as
beneficial instead of danger-
Lumley said NEA and its ad-
ministrative affiliate believe
there should be minimum stand-
ards "but we don't believe that
standardization should be car-
ried to the extent that children
in Williamsport, Pa., for exam-
ple, get the same kind of edu-
cation as children in P i t t s-
"There is a basic component
they all must have, but schools
in Pittsburgh may tailor their
educational programs toward
certain urban aims w h i c h
would not be appropriate for
schools in more rural Williams-
nort" ai Tilv«hia
Julie Nixon, daughter of the President-elect, and David Eisenhower, grandson of the former Presi-
dent, will be married Dec. 22 in New York. The couple, who had campaigned actively for Miss
Nixon's father, had previously designated only a post-election date for their marriage plans.
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b'i 7The A.siocilNcIP jilid CoClgePress Service
RADIO HANOI announced the capture yesterday of
the first American pilot to be downed in North Vietnam
since the bombing halt.
A Phantom RF4C reconaissance plane was felled by anti-
aircraft gunners over Quang Binh, 40 miles north of the De-
militarized Zone and the pilot parachuted into North Viet-
namese hands, the broadcast said.
North Vietnamese news media had previously reported
the destruction of five pilotless reconaissance craft in what
they called "more than 190 spy flight violations" of North
Vietnam this month.
Meanwhile in Saigon the U.S. Command said yesterday
that 22 North Vietnamese violations of the DMZ had occurred
since the bombing halt was announced.
A U.S. spokesman in Saigon also said that the 22 North
Vietnamese violations represented only about 10 percent of
the incidents that have occurred.
U.S. officials have said North Vietnam agreed, in ex-
change for the bombing cessation, to refrain from military
activity within the DMZ. Hanoi denies it.
LAWRENCE F. O'BRIEN, Democratic National Chair-
man announced yesterday the formation of two new com-
mittees designed to reinvigorate the party and point the
way toward election victories in 1970 and 1972.
O'Brien said the first special group will help state Derr-
cratic parties be sure all of their members have a voice in
the-selection of delegates and alternates to the 1972 national
The other committee will study convention rules with a
view to setting up permanent rules for convention and their
There was angry comment at the 1968 convention in Chi-
cago that members of dissident groups - primarily antiwar
supporters of Sen. Eugene McCarthy - were not given the
representation in state delegations t h e y deserved on the
strength of their popular support.
O'Brien said the 31 million votes for the Humphrey-Mus-
kie ticket plus Democratic retention of majorities in both the
House and Senate, prove the party is healthy.
ITALIAN COMMUNISTS vowed yesterday to fight the
formation of any new center-left coalition Cabinet to end
the country's government crisis.
The Communists are the second largest party in Italy.
The blast came as the leading party in the center-left,
the Christian Democrats, sank deeped into paralysis with no
agreement in sight on whom to support as Italy's twenty-
ninth post-war premier.
The Christian Democrats had been set to reconstitute
the old center-left coalition with the Socialists and Republi-
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Fly home with a United stewardess.
And fatten up on Mom's cooking.
About as pleasant a way to spend the Thanks-
giving holiday as we can think of.
You know about United's 12-21 Club, of course:
the way to fly home (or anywhere United flies)
Just go to a United ticket counter, with'$3 and
proof that you're under 22 years of age. We'll issue
a 12-21 Card on the spot. It gets you 50% off regular
Coach fare, boarding just after military standbys.
The card is good until you're
22, and the $3 is a one-time-
only charge. he
Home for Thanksgiv- -
ing is just the first of ,
many great places it
will take you. 0 T1niSP4
l te -
This cooking's good, too."
wo girls you should
spend some time with
this T hanksgiving.
But the party leadership was shattered Thursday by the
resignation of secretary Mariano Rumor, rated as the likely
choice for premier.
THE BRITISH RECOILED with shock and anger yes-
terday from the latest tax increases, as criticism of Prime
Minister Harold Wilson's Labor government mounted.
In London a whirlwind of criticism battered Prime Min-
ister Harold Wilson in the .backwash of the crisis over the
Opposition leader Edward Heath called the new econom-
ic squeeze "the bitter harvest of four years of socialism" and
asked the Labor government to quit.
Wilson blames the .new crisis on foreign speculators whom
they have no control over.
Stores and supermarkets throughout the country were
besieged by shoppers snapping up goods held in stock and
therefore unaffected by the general 10 per cent sales tax hike
stemming from the latest international money crisis.
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SOVIET ZOND FLIGHTS were made as tests of a
manned spaceship to be sent to the moon Tass said yes-
The Tass disclosure that the Zond ships are meant to
carry men indicated the Soviet Union may be close to trying
a manned moon flight, perhaps before the United States
planned launch on Dec. 21.
It has been assumed that the Soviet Union would have
its first manned lunar flight only go around the moon as did
Zond 5 and Zond 6, but Tass said nothing in yesterday's re-
port that would rule out a landing.
YOUNGSTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS will close their
doors next Wednesday as a result of financial difficul-
More than 27,000 students will go home for the Thanks-
giving holiday plus a break of five weeks, or longer if credi-
tors are unwilling to loan money against uncollected taxes.
Officials hope to reopen classrooms Jan. 2. To do so and
stay in session until next June 24 to complete the term, the
school board will have to borrow against next year's taxes.
Youngstown city officials attribute the financial troubles
to low tax revenues which have not kept pace with expenses.
The decision to close came after school leaders learned
they would have only $6,000 to meet a $1 million December
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RESCUE WORKERS struggled to conquer a vicious
fire that has trapped 78 men deep in a West Virginia
coal mine since last Wednesday.
Although mine officials hold little hope for the recovery
of the men, rescue efforts continued on two fronts - to quell
the fire and to drill narrow shafts into the smoke filled cav-
erns 600 feet below ground.
The first of several earth-shuddering explosions occurred
in the mine before dawn Wednesday, shortly before the mid-
night shift of 99 men was to come to the surface.
Monday, November 25
NOON LUNCHEON DISCUSSION:
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