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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 51

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Ttlm Baci Port, Thndby, Vor. tt. ItC-P Spotlight On Education KILL BROWN'S TRAVEL CENTERS PRESENT WOULD TRAVEL SERIES - W. PALM BEAM AUDITORIUM EVENINGS 8:15 P.M. SIX O0TSTt0l6 Full COLOR Vh HI. MOTION riCTtftE IVWTS NARRATED IN PERSON IT THEIR PRODUCERS THURSDATTADVlYTli.ES IN SWITZERLAND Progratns Under Way To Help Underprivileged Get Schooling JAN. 30 DICK REODY-NARRATES IN PERSON IRELAND-THEN AND NOW" FRIDAY FEI.7 MILDRED CAPRON-NARRATES IN PERSON tun tuHtn mm tin mots nomsioiui moikuhib-ewmib Hit w kkoii SUS0N ADVIT TICMT MM 1 14- TI TIMETJ N JUi ITt AUDITORIUM. SEARS ROEBUCK. lUtOINES, FURNITURE FAIR III LAKE PARK. 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The program prepares selected students to teach In inner-city schools. It is based on the belief that today's successful in ner-city teacher is different from his predecessors and different from his suburban counterparts. The urban classroom requires someone with whom the pupils can Identify and empathize. More than that the teacher who goes into the underprivileged community, whether the children are black or white, needs to be convinced that the children can be educated and can learn as well as those in the better suburbs. For one year, interns will 'JAPAJUAND OF THE RISING SIN" spend four days a week in inner-city schools. At the East Tennessee State University, a number of inner-city programs are underway, directed by the department of political science. "The Negro who lives in the city congregates mainly In the inner-d-ty.even In small cities," the college points out. ' An urban center teacher, preparation program has been established at Central Washington State College. FRIDAY MARCH 14 ARTHUR DEWEY-NARRATES' IN PERSON Illl IROWN'f WORK WIBt TRAVfl POSTOFFICI SOX all 7 W. PALM BEACH 33405 ENCLOSED IS MY CHECK FOR FOR SERIES TICKETS FOR 6 EVENTS NAME , ADDRESS , YANKEE SAILS THE MEDITERRANEAN" TUESDAY MARCH 25 CAN. SWING JOHNSON-NARRATES IN PERSON DEPARTMENT MANAGER'S By Dr. Ben amln Fine NEW YORK, (NANA) New before in the history of ur nation has the public school system been In as serious a condition as It Is today. A bitter battle Is raging in cities and in suburbs all across the nation. For the most part, the struggle is over the kind of education that the "inner core city" children (meaning for the most part the negroes and ether minority groups) is re-ceiving. The present struggle for control of the schools has come to a head in New York City, where 55,000 teachers, belonging to the United Federation Of Teachers (A.F.L.-C.I.O.), have for the third time since school opened in September, gone out on strike and have prevented more than one million children from getting an education. The issue centers around community versus central control. The showdown came over the operation of an experimental local project, known as the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Community. This area Is mainly composed of Negro and Puerto Rlcan Residents. The Negro leaders insist that they have the right to hire and fire teach-ers-and have exercised that right. Even the orders of the board of education and the superintendent of schnols have been disregarded. As might have been expected, chaos has resulted. The New York State Board Of Regents has recommended that New York City be divided tnto 33 local school districts, each with limited power to eontrol the schools within their communities. Many believe that this may well create 33 new areas of conflict. Whether the million children will get ny schooling this year remains to be seen. What is now happening in New York City may spread throughout the narion-and the public schools will indeed be in danger of extinction. That, of course, can not be allowed to happen. Many responsible educators recognize the Importance of doing something to prevent the public schools from breaking up Into black and white segments, or into nderprlviieged city versus affluent suburban or private chool systems. More than 100 state colleges nd universities located in urban areas across the country have started to work on projects to save the public schools from the bitter conflict tnat looms ahead. 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It Is also placing stronger emphasis on the Inner-city for undergraduate teacher trainees. In a survey of sophomores' and Juniors' reactions after visiting inner city schools, 45 per cent expressed a change of attitude and indicated that the Chicago Inner-city schools would be acceptable to them as teaching assignments. Under a Ford Foundation grant and with the cooperation of the Baltimore City Department of Education, Coppln, Morgan and Towson State Colleges In Maryland offer a program designed to attract, retain and prepare outstanding college seniors and graduate students to teach In urban schools. Among other aspects, the programs include a full public school year of Intern teaching and supervision. 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