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June 03, 1975 - Image 6

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Poge Six


Tuesday, June 3, 1975

Candidates offer curriculum ideas

(Continued from Page 1)
"I think the students have to be
stimulated. I think we have to
have a better environment, and
I don't mean by that buildings
or books-people have to learn
to live with one another better
and we have to be able to meet
the needs of all the kids, no
matter what" those needs are."
Another candidate, however,
favors more attention on basic
education. John Heald, director
of General Motors' Detroit Data
Center, says new programs
should not be added at the ex-
pense of "basic programs" in
the intermediate schools.
"WE NEED a balanced pro-
gram," says Heald, "and we
do need to address some of the
special needs. But we must do
it within the framework of the
total program." Heald also calls
for more "comprehensive, be-
fore - the - fact evaluations of
spending decisions."
Bermice Sobin is campaigning
on what she calls "the original
purpose of education for the in-
dividual child." She adds that

"a lot of money is being spent
on experimental programs that
shouldn't be gone into without
careful consideration of whether
we can expect the results that
they were designed to produce."
Sobin also feels more money
should be spent on keeping the
schools clean, and says she is'
"violently opposed" to "new
A FORMER school superin-
tendent, Charles Moody, Sr.,
says that "the Ann Arbor pub-
lic school system isn't respond-
ing to the needs of many of the
students, particularly non-mid-
dle-class white kids and blacks
and other minorities.
"I think there needs to be
someone on the board to help
people deal with issues based
on facts and data and not emo-
tions," Moody says. "I see a
need that boards of education
have to get their roles in per-
spective. Too much time . . .
is spent trying to be adminis-
School board President Clar-

ence Dukes, seeking a second
term, says that "one of the
most significant things we need
to do is to continue the period
of stability." As part of an
effort to reinstitute good pro-
grams and "slowly build the
credibility with the school com-
munity and the tax-paying com-
munity," Dukes calls for co-
ordination of the present school
WHILE HE favors the vari-
ous "alternatives" which the
school system offers, Dukes
warned that "uncontrolled and
totally unstructured" programs
should be avoided.
Dukes also says that "com-
munication skills and reading
. . . are extremely important.
We need to be able to communi-
cate and be understood, and un-
derstand the written and spoken
The issues of employe equity
and administrative costs form
an important part of D. Stephen
McCargar's campaign. "The
amount of money available for
wage increases in the school
system should be divided by
the number of full-time em-

ployes," he says. "All em-
ployes should receive an equal
dollar raise as opposed to a per-
centage increase."
McCARGAR also feels that
administrative salaries in ex-
cess of $25,000 should be frozen
for two years.
The school system, according
to McCargar, "has neglected a
sizeable segment of the student
population which is generally
passed from one class to an-
other without the ability to read.
and do basic kinds of mathe-
matical functions."
Human Rights Party candi-
date'Shelley Ettinger-the only
candidate with formal political-
party backing, asks for a "com-
munity control board" for every
school. The board would be
composed of half students, one-
fourth school staff and one-
fourth from the "non-student,
non-staff" community."
"THROUGH transferring the
power over the schools from the
administration-which is pretty
much white men and rich peo-
ple-to the people actually in-
volved in the schools . . . we
think we'd see a lot of changes,"

says Ettinger.
Ettinger's platform also calls
for women's self-defense in.
struction and the teaching of
"gayness" as "one of a spec-
trum of way that people can re-
late to each other."
Incumbent b o a r d member
Cecil Warner outlines two areas
he feels need attention, He sup-
ports greater emphasis on "the
three R's," which he terms
"the basic reason for school."
WARNER also thinks the
school buildings themselves, and
the concepts used in designing
them, m u s t be examined.
"School buildings are built over-
size," he says.' Warner opposes
the "open classroom" concept.
Maxine Henson, a real estate
salesperson, says the school
system should focus its atten-
tion on being more efficient
and being innovative as part of
an attempt to provide "a qual-
ity education for each student."
She also emphasizes the need
for reading programs, noting
that some students "don't have
the skills they need to go on to
college." On the other side of
the coin, Henson feels that vo-
cational programs are "just as
important as academics."
THE SCHOOL system, accord-
ing to George Wright, must be
careful not to ignore "the large
majority of our students" while
it spends time on individuals.
"I want to do as much for
everybody as I can for one," tie
"One of the areas that I would
like to see some expansion,"
says Wright, "would be for the
non-college-bound student. There
seems to be a certain stigma
placed on kids that don't take
a college prep course. I'd like
to see that removed and I
would like to see some really
practical courses that they can
use to go out in the working
community and get a job."

A phone call. A simple,
ten-cent phone call for a cab
could save your friend's life.
If your friend has been
drinking too much, he shouldn't
be driving.
The automobile crash is
the number one cause of death
of people your age. And the
ironic thing is that the drunk
drivers responsible for killing
young people are most often
other young people.
Take a minute. Spend a
dime. Call a cab. That's all. If
you can't do that, drive him
yourself. Or let him sleep on
your couch.
We're not asking you to
be a doctor or a cop.Just a friend.
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Tell me what else I can do.
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New bookstore here

(Continued from Page 3)
Studies 240. The store also hopes
to gain business from the other
courses in the department.
Arranged under such titles
as Feminist Theory, Herstory,
Novels and Poetry, some of the
material is veryobviously so-
men's material. But, indicating
that the store shelves books by
male and non- feminist authors,
Gibson says, "they don't have
to be feminist to have something
to say to women, or to any-
one for that matter."
The collective is currently oat-

aloguing every existing wo-
men's book with comments on
each entry.
Most future plans for the
store's expansion are being
temporarily postponed until
debts from the initial capital
are cleared. But the Woman's
Bookstore hopes to eventually
put their profits into supporting
local groups and individuals who
have significant contributions to
make to the women's move-


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