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Brodinsky, Ben – 1977
This paper is a report of the proceedings and a synthesis of discussion from a conference on the state of basic skills in American education held in Racine, Wisconsin, in April 1977. The participants were national education leaders, including specialists in different curriculum areas, legislators, public school administrators, and leaders from…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Conventional Instruction, Daily Living Skills, Educational Policy
Anderson, Scarvia B. – 1979
In a speech on minimum competency testing, the author discusses four issues which are still unresolved. The first is the need to recognize the political overtones which gave impetus to the competency movement as a reaction against the perceived failures of the schools and teacher education institutions, rather than as a concern for student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Basic Skills