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ERIC Number: ED176375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Education and the New Right.
Park, J. Charles
Ultra-conservatives calling themselves the "new right" have made recent gains because of grass-roots interest in issues such as blocking gun control legislation, stopping the Equal Rights Amendment, lowering taxes, and promoting religious fundamentalism. These gains raise serious questions about the future of American education. If a new-right coalition continues to grow, it is likely American education can expect another round of pressure from the ultra-conservatives to restrict funding and curricula. The consequences of eroding public support for education are significant, and unless educators are prepared to become involved in speaking firmly about the importance of education during times of change, diversity, and conflict, it is likely that many of the educational advances of the last few decades will be in jeopardy. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Equal Rights Amendment; Religious Fundamentalism; Right Wing Groups
Note: Journal manuscript submitted to AACTE