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Arkansas
- ,
first state
to test
Steachers
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Despite
protests by more than 3,000 teachers
that closed some schools last month,
Arkansas becomes the first state in the
nation Saturday to make its teachers
prove their competence in basic skills.
Teachers who fail the 100-question
exam will have as many as four chan-
ces to take it again; however, any
teacher who has not passed the exam
:by June 1, 1987, cannot be recertified to
teach in the state. Teachers are
required to pass the National Teacher
y Examination before they can be hired.
STATE Education Department
Director Tommy Venters said his
department is prepared to administer
basic skills tests to 27,600 teachers at
276 sites.
Some teachers, including the
president of the 17,500-member
Arkansas Education Association, say
the exam is humiliating and are talking
of a boycott. One major concern of op-
t ponents is that the test will strip
classrooms of black teachers, since
more blacks than whites failed in a field
test of the exam.
The AEA has not encouraged a
.boycott but has promised to support
teachers disciplined for skipping, has'
sponsored three mass protests against
the exam this year and is paying for a
lawsuit against the test.
The American Vederation of
Teachers and the National Education
Association, the two major teachers'
nions, have long opposed the concept
of recertification exams for teachers,
arguing that no other professionals are
required to undergo such testing.
Three-term Gov. Bill Clinton per-
; 'suaded the Legislature to pass the
testing law and a $150 million sales tax
increase in a 1983 special session on
education reform.
The test requires no knowledge of
higher mathematics, no extraordinary
vocabulary skills or any ability to write
beyond that required of an elementary
school teacher, according to Dr. James
-Popham, president of IOX Assessment
Associates of Culver City, Calif., which
won a million dollar state contract to
develop the test.

The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 22, 1985 - Page 3
Council candidate urges
rape prevention at 'U'

Dally rnoto by DAN HABIB
On duck pond
A group of music school students relax by the music school duck pond on the
second day of Spring.
'U'office considers
rape center, escorts

By BARBARA LOECHER,
City council should raise the issue ofI
rape prevention with the University's4
administration, said Democratic city
council candidate Dave DeVarti.I
"City council does not control
University policy but members of city
council can raise issues to Universityj
officials," he told an audience of about
eight people last night during a speechI
at South Quad's Ambatana Lounge.
DEVARTI criticized Henry Johnson,
University vice president for student
services, saying that he had failed toI
implement a campus rape preventioni
program.
"Ouir two rivials, MSU and OSU haveI
rape awareness programs," DeVarti
said.
DeVarti also criticized his
Republican opponent, Larry Hahn (R-1
Fourth Ward). He said that Hahn
chaired the city committee which in-t
stituted a policy limiting the number of
voters deputy registrars can register.I
Ann Arbor
woman
found
dead. in car
By THOMAS HRACH
An 83-year-old Ann Arbor woman was
found unconscious in her automobile at
the Thayer Street parking structure
Wednesday evening. She was pronoun-
ced dead at 8:55 p.m. at University
Hospitals after efforts to revive her
failed.
Leo Heatley, campus security direc-
tor, identified the woman as Ruth
Beach of Ann Arbor. He blamed heart
failure as the cause of her death.
Steve Hause, a hospital spokesman,
said that an autopsy has not been or-
dered. He would not confirm the cause
of death.
According to Heatley, the woman was
found by a parking attendent shortly af-
ter 8 p.m. He said the woman's parking
stub showed that she entered the struc-
ture at 7:45 p.m.
The woman was apparently planning
on~h attending the National Symphony
Orchestra concert at Hill Auditorium,
Heatley said.
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While DeVarti admitted that there is no
limit to the number of registrats who
can register voters, he said that the
new restrictions will "frustrate the
Democratic process."
COMMENTING on the city council's
5-5 tie in the decision against the
recommendation that the city's plen-
sion board divest from South Africa,
DeVarti said that if he had voted in-
stead of Hahn, the proposal would have
carried.
"Pension officials want to divest,"
DeVarti said, "But they want city
council support."
DeVarti also attacked outgoing
Republican Mayor Louis Belcher,
saying that he had a "vested interest"
in an apartment building that was con-
verted into office space. Because of
this, he said Belcher has a preference
for business rather than residential use
of city property,.
"WHEN A commercial development
project comes along and asks for a sub-

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comments he made in a January
edition of Metropolitan Detroit
magazine.
Johnson was reported as saying that
the University covers up the number of

sidy from the city, the city should say,
'Help us find a way to develop low-cost
housing, include that in your project.'"
DeVarti also addressed the arms
race. He urged city voters to voice their
opposition to nuclear proliferation.
State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Ar-
bor), who appeared with DeVarti,
agreed.
"In Michigan,,more money is spent
on defense than on education," Bullard
said. DeVarti added that the city would
be able to solve its problems if it had
access to tax dollars now funding
defense.
"The slogan, 'Think globally, act
locally' is applicable here,' " Bullard
said.
Democratic mayoral candidate Ed
Pierce was on hand briefly, he left
before DeVarti spoke.

HAPPENI NGS-
Highlight
Don't miss the 29th Annual Friars Concert by the University's own Men's
Glee CLub! The show begins tonight at 8 in the Rackham Auditorium.
Films
MED - Gone With the Wind, 8p.m., MLB 3.
C2 - North by Northwest, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
CG - Liquid Sky,,7 & 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Building.
Alt Act - Return of the Secaucus 7, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 4.
.Performances
U of M Gospel Choir - Musical, 8 p.m., Second Baptist Church of Ann Ar-
bor.
Performance Network - Four by Beckett, plays, 8 p.m., 408 W.
Washington Street.
Ark - RFD Boys, 8p.m., 637 S. Main Street.
Eclipse Jazz - The Abdullah Ibrahim/Dollar Brand Septet, 8 p.m., Men-
delssohn Theater.
School of Music - Scott Taube, horn, 6 p.m.; Mark Uranker, piano, 8 p.m.,,
Recital Hall, School of Music; Concert Band & Chamber Winds, 8 p.m., Hill
Auditorium.
Speakers
Engineering - Umesh Mishra, 10 a.m., room 2072, East Engineering
Building; C. Mueller, "Operational Safety Reliability Programs for Nuclear
Power Plants," 3:45 p.m., White Auditorium, Cooley Building.
Graduate School of Business Administration - Prof. John Birge;
"Heuristic Algorithms for Real-Time Adaptive Scheduling," 2 p.m., room
76, Business Administration Building.
Affirmative Action - Charles Whitten, "Sickle Cell Anemia ahd the Black
Agenda," 9:30 a.m., Whitney Auditorium, School of Education.
Astronomy - Philip Hughes, "Relativity Exposed," 8:00 p.m., Aud. B,
Angell.-
Guild House - Ruth Carey, noon, 802 Monroe.
School of Natural Resources - Robert Buckman, "Forestry in Developing
Countries: A New Emphasis," 3 p.m., room 1040, Dana Building.
Exper/Math and Cognitive Sciences - David Rumelhart, "On Learning
the Past Tense of English Verbs," 3 p.m., room 102, Perrry Building.
Meetings
Chinese Students Christian fellowship'- 7:30 p.m., Memorial Christian
Church, corner of Hill and Tappan Streets>
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Study - 7:30 p.m., basement, University Refor-
med Church, 1001 E. Huron Road.
Korean Christian Fellowship - 9 p.m., Campus Chapel.
Union Counseling Services - Dissertation support group, 8:30 a.m., room
3100, Union Counseling Services.
International Students Fellowship - 7 p.m., call 994-4669 for ride.
Miscellaneous
Bridge Club - 7:30 p.m., Michigan League.
Eclipse Jazz - Dollar Brand Workshop, 4 p.m., Trotter House.
Residential College - German Day awards ceremony, 1 p.m., RC
Auditorium, East Quad.
Women's Tennis - Michigan vs Western Michigan University, 2:30 p.m.,
Track and Tennis Building.

rapes on campus because it doesn't
want to discourage students from at-
tending.
Johnson said that while he hadn't
looked into the group's recommen-
dations in detail, he supports them
"generically."
Jennifer Faigel, a member of MSA's
women's issues committee, praised the
draft, saying that it was more concrete
than a similar report released last mon-
th by the Sexual Harassment Task For-
ce's student relation subcommittee.
The committee's recommendations
encompassed many of thesame
measures but in less detail. These in-
cluded: a rape crisis center, expansion
of night owl, better lighting, and more
educational programs on sexual
harassment.
She added, however, that "there was
still a long way to go" in formulating
specific recommendations for the
University's executive officers.
ACCORDING to Faigel and Anne
Ryan, chairperson of the MSA's
women's issues committee, Roselle
Wilson, who is heading Johnson's ad-
visory group, provided them a copy of
the draft last Friday and invited their
input.
Faigel.said she and Ryan will submit
the MSA committee's own recommen-
dations to Wilson next week.
Wilson was not available for com-
ment. The three others on the advisory
committee refused to speak about the
draft.
The group recommends the Univer-
sity establish a central location on
campus to deal with these services.
"The general duties expected of this
office," the draft says, "are 24-hour
crisis assistance and intervention,
campus-wide personal safety
educational programs, coordination
and pukilication of University and
community safety programs and ser-
vices, and coordination of an escort
service."
THE 24-HOUR service would "take
charge when a call for help occurs and
coordinate the procedural steps to
follow," the report says.
In addition, $20,000 would be spent to
hire a coordinator for the services. The
position should be "at a level high
enough to both indicate and advocate
needs of the target population and ex-
pect results," the draft recommends.
"A Sexual Assault/Safety Service
would provide needed attention and
visible coordination in addition to data
on such matters," the group's report
says.
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