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Monitor Archive for August 23, 1985
A snag in the river
Standardized tests: part of US tradition of succeeding by merit . . . (Debate over standardized testing is heating up again. On this page and the ne...
What's ahead for PBS. Programming: In the '80s, '90s, and beyond.
`I won't drop my toy parrot in the engine, either'
Many Indians wonder if Gandhi is moving too quickly to solve regional problems
At ocean's edge. Peeking in tide pools
. . . or a system that values speed and cleverness over knowledge? (Debate over standardized testing is heating up again. On this page and the previ...
Students and teachers face more tests -- but what do results mean?
If it doesn't work, try something else
Bay State needs to squirrel away more funds for public pensions
Volunteerism gets a boost from companies and their employees. Firms even offer extra vacation days or release time to workers who donate skills
Freeze Frames. A weekly update of film releases.
What are the `standards' in standardized tests?
New York Regents' exams: emulated and criticized for toughness
When it comes to grading essays, teachers have multiple choices
UPDATE. The African famine
In Arab city, Jewish settlers dig in heels. One afternoon this week, gun-toting settlers strolled through market as Arab shopkeepers went about thei...
Cheering for the `Classic'
Absorbing novel shows conflicts of Israeli life
Moscow's version of TV newsmagazine
Conservationists ease impact of development with easements
Independent air-safety expert keeps wary eye on airlines, FAA
The `now' of God's day
New prime-time series for '85-'86
US handling of `spy dust' case reinforces hard line on Soviets
Soviet spokesman Lomeiko replies to Monitor protest
Behind the rising tide of extremist violence is a new world power structure
Washington wives use influence to target sex, drugs in rock music
Examining Soviet test moratorium idea
Kiraly -- Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside of US men's volleyball
Lines to a young granddaughter
A Fred Astaire frog
Humorous approach dilutes tragic aspects of `Menagerie'
Missouri's statewide BEST test helps shape `basics' curriculum
`Year of the Dragon' presents lopsided portrait of Chinatown
A day at the Iran-Iraq front. Guides explain strategy, say prayers, serve tea