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DE MONSTRATION HELD ON RAINY DIAG:
Groups protest

.Bak

LSA-SG Prexy hopefuls debate
For those of you who love to get caught up in the flush of a hot election,
A you are cordially invited to hear presidential candidates in the
Literary College Student Government (LSA-SG) election debate in
The Daily offices at 3:30 p.m. today.
Correction
In an article about the LSA Student Government in yesterday's
paper, we erroneously stated that Joel Kline benefitted from an exten-
sion of the filing deadline in the last LSA-SG election. Actually, Kline
filed before the original deadline.
Happenings ...
... the Ann Arbor People's Co-op will be asking for your spare
change today as they hold their annual all-day bucket drive in an at-
tempt to raise funds for operating expenses . ... Career Alternatives
for Social Change will be the topic of workshops running from 9 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. at the Residential College.. . then senate hopeful Richard
VanderVeen speaking at 10, in 2412 Mason Hall ... lunch hour choices
are plentiful today, the Center for Continuing Education of Women will
hold a Financial Aid Clinic for women who want to return to school at a
brown bag lunch being held from 12-1:30 at the Center, 328 Thompson
... Senate candidate Phil Powers will speak at a brown bag lunch at
noon in 439 Mason Hall. . . Guild House, 802 Monroe, will be the scene
of a noon luncheon featuring Prof. Marilyn Young of the Department
of History and Residential College speaking on "Post Teach-In Reflec-
tions". . . if you decide to skip lunch you may still want to stop by 5208
Angell Hall and hear Dick Leonard, noted economist speak on "The
Political Situation in Britain. . . or you may want to catch two flicks,
"From Every Shires Ende" and "Anglo-Saxon England" being shown
in the School of Education's Shorling Auditorium at 12:10... don't
miss the Crush a Can contest on the diag at 12 ... engineering minded
students may want to stop by Chrysler Center room 133 at 3 p.m. when
James Westwater will report on experiments in the use of the quen-
ching method to determine the boiling, curves of seferal liquid-solid
systems ... a Thai Puppet Demonstration will be presented free of
charge at 3 p.m. in the International Center Lounge ... U of M
Medieval and Renaissance Collegium continues symposium activities
at 3 p.m. with William Ingram "The early painting of Greek'in
England" in Angell Hall Aud D. . . Math fiends may be interested in
the Math Department Colloquium talk, "Approaching Finite Simple.
Groups" at 4 p.m.'Angell Hall room 3201 ... Happenings are sparse
tonight but star gazers won't want to miss the second in the current
series of Visitors' Nights of the U-M Astronomy Department, ac-
tivities begin at 8 in Angell Hall Aud. B with a lecture on "Solar
Flares". Weather permitting, the telescopes on the roof will be
open.. . don't forget today is the last day for 1979 MICHIGANEN-
SIAN senior portrait settings, call 764-0561 for an appointment.
On the outside . .
Tomorrow we'll see partly cloudy skies with a high of 590 and light
to moderate winds. Tomorrow night expect a low of 360 with partly
cloudy skies. Saturday expect increasing clouds ahd warmer tem-
peratures with a high around 60. Sunday, warmer yet with a chance of.
rain. Spring at last!
Daily Official Bulletin

by GREGG KRUPA
At noon yesterday 30 vocal demon-
strators braved the wind and rain on
the Diag to protest the California
Supreme Court's decision in the Bakke
case, to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to
overturn the decision and to uphold the
constitutionality of controversial af-
firmative action programs. The rally
attracted about 25 spectators.
When the demonstrators tired of the
rain, they entered the Fishbowl chan-
ting, "Bakke no, affirmative action
yes.
The rally was a foreshadowing of a
larger demonstration set for Ann Arbor

tomorrow. That demonstration is the
local part of a national day of demon-
stration seeking to overturn the Bakke
decision.
ALAN BAKKE IS a 37-year-old for-
mer student who claims that he was
denied admission to the University of.
California (Davis) Medical School
because he is white. He is seeking to
have the affirmative action program at
Davis overturned on the grounds that it
unconstitutionally discriminates again-
st whites.
Yesterday's rally was sponsored by
the Black Student Union (BSU). The
rally had three aims: To promote

Saturday's demonstrat
support for affirmative
publicize the two BSU
didates for the MSA eleci
The rally was support
Arbor Coalition to Overt
Decision. Speakers incl
tatives from the Chi
Seminar, the Associati
Studies and the Bla
Nationalist Church.
Bob Warren of the Co
thought the rally, "sho
tance of the issue becai
weather we attracted a
people. This is also ra

The Michigan Daily-Friday, April 7,1978-Page 3
Lke case
ions, to show sciousness of a wide cross-section of the
action and to campus. There are blacks here, cer-
write-in can- tainly. But there are also Chicanos,
tions. women and whites.
ed by the Ann "WE ALL REALIZE that the society
urn the Bakke will benefit from a favorable ruling
uded represen- from the (Supreme) Court - upholding
cano Marxist affirmative action programs."
on for Critical Warren said he believes that if the
ck Christian Supreme Court upholds the Bakke
decision it could "spur mass demon-
strations similar tossixties civil rights
)alition said he protests."
ws the impor- Tomorrow's rally will have two
use despite the separate starting points. One on the
large group of Diag and another at the corner of Main
using the con- Street and Huron. Demonstrators will
then march to the Federal Building at
Liberty and Fifth Avenue where 10
speakers will address the Bakke con-
etroversy.

Kin g School parents charg
remedial program inadequ~

ate

By ELEONARA DI LISCIA
Parents of students at King Elemen-
tary School have said they find unac-
ceptable a special program devised by
the Ann Arbor School Board to improve
the educational skills of those students
labeled as "underachievers".
A district. judge requested that a
program established after parents of 15
students from Martin Luther King
Elementary School filed a suit against
the schol district. The suit charged that
cultural biases in both intelligence tests
and instruction practices have caused
their children to be labeled "un-
derachievers". The judge said that the
program would be an effective alter-
native to a civil court trial.
THE PARENTS charged that many
minority students with learning
deficiencies are being allowed to just
pass through school. They blamed the
school system for these deficiencies.'
After evaluating the school's propos-
al, the parents charged the school
board showed "A lack of good faith
toward solving the problems." They
added that the suggestions did not af-
"reflect any enthusiasm or excitement
to search for new and viable
programs."
The school board chose to design a
program for improving the educational
skills of three randomly selected
students. The sample contained a kin-
dergarten, a second and sixth grader.
KING ELEMENTARY School Prin-
cipal Rachel Schreiber said that the
programs were "worked out with the
teachers and consulting staff. She said
they "tried to make the programs fit

the childrens needs."
The school's plan for the sixth
graders included these provisions:
" special attention should be given to
grammar, math and comprehension
skills
" the child should be encouraged to
read books and attend school as much
as possible
" information should be sought con-
cerning his or her psychological
motivation by testing his or her
physical tiredness by his physician.
the child should attend summer
school
Theprogram for the second graders:
* advised that the child be returned
to first grade
continue in a speech program
" participate in a Big Brother
program and be encouraged to play
learning games
be retested by the school
psychologist for further insight ,
The kindergartener's program
placed more emphasis on special atten-
tion and to the child's learning skills. It
specified the following:
*the child should continue speech
therapy and afternoon schooling
" the child should work towards
respect for the rights of others and for
school room rules.
the child should be retested
The program, in addition to the point
by point suggestions, provided a lot of
information regarding the school
board's analysis of the children's
educational performance and
problems.
RUTH ZWEIFLER, spokesperson for

the parents, said that the Board merely
restated "the academic material
related to the plaintiff children,
stressing their negative aspects without
considering their strengths."
Parents also said that they thought
the programs implied, according to
Zweifler, that "the sole fault for the
failure to educate the particular
children lies with them and their paren-
ts alone, without taking into account the
ecosystem of the school and it's relation
to the children".
Dr. Hazel Turner, one of the school
systemrdefendents, maintainedsthat
"we are doing what the judge asked
us." Turner contended that the prin-
cipla and the teachers took the court
order very seriously.
Zweifler indicated that the next move
is in the hands of the school board,
which has presented to dismiss the suit.

THE SEAGULL
by ANTON CHEKHOV
PRESENTED 1BY
THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE PLAYERS
APRIL 6, 7,8 BPM
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ADMISSION $2.50
Tickets Available
Michigan Union Box Office 763-2071
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FRIDAY, APRIL7, 1978
Daily Calendar:
Political Science: Richard Vanderveen, senatorial
candidate/ FORMER CONGRESSMAN, "contem-
porary Political Issuea; Candidates, Issues and
Voters in Contemporary Campaigns?," 2412 Mason
Hall, 10a.m.
Ctr., SSEAS: Charles Allen, "Duty and Red Tape,
Picnics and Adultery: The India of Kipling and Flora
Annie Steel," Commons Rm., Lane, noon.
Guild House: .50c soup and sandwich luncheon,
Prof. Marily Young, "Post Teach-In Reflections",
802 Monroe, noon.
Math: R. N. Lyons, Rutgers, "Approaching Finite
Simple Groups II," 3201 Angell, 4 p.m.
Astronomy: H. S. Stockman, U-Arizona, "A Model
for AM Herculis," 807 Dennison; 4 p.m. Visitors'
Night, O. C. Mohler, "Solar Activity," Aud. b,
Angell, 7:30 p.m.
Philosophy: Sir Karl Poppr, London School of
Economics, "Three Worlds," Rackham Amph., 8
Music School: "19th Century American Ballroom
Dance, Music," Clements Library, 8:30 p.m.
Residential College: Careers in Social Change,
4:45 p.m.
Summer Placement
$204 SAB 763-4117
Camp Sequoia, Mi. Will interview Tues., Apr. 111-

4. Openings include waterfront (WSI. arts/crafts.
riding (western), archery, riflery.
Crystal Mountain Lodge, Mi. Will audition at the
Michigan Union, Assembly Hall on Weds., April 12 1
p.m. - 10 p.m. If you play a horn, bass, guitar or sing
- (be part of a combo) register for audition. Phone
763-4117 or register in person.
IBM, vermont. Offers a summer professional
program for students who have completed their
junior year and beyond in elec. engr. or computer
science. Details and apps. available. Deadline April
14.
YMCA - Camp Potowatami, Ind. Opening for trail
leaders. Knowledge ' in environmental science -
nature - biology, etc. Details available.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LXXXVIII, No. 149
Friday, April 7, 1978
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
-HISTORY 465-
The United States, 1901-1933
taught by
Professor Sidney Fine
MWF> 1:00a.m.
FALL TERM, 1978
Contrary to the information in the Time Schedule, Professor
Fine's course on the United States, 1901-1933, will be taught
next fall in its usual place, Angell Hall 2235. This course is on
the computer and you can pre-register for it. -
Similarly, the following courses were also lost in the machin-
ery that produces the time Schedule:
History 274-Afro-American History I, Lec. T Th 10!11
History 444-Inner Asia (Lindner) T Th 1-2:30
History 447-Africa in the Nineteenth Century (Uzoigwe) MWF 11-12
Other major additions and corrections:
211-Middle Ages, MWF 9-10 a.m. Staff
527-Pre Industrial France T Th 3:30-5 p.m. Furet/Ladurie
518-18C Ireland/ England 420 MWF 11-12 noon McNamara
651-Modern France W 3-5 P.M. Furet/Ladurie
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