Beckley Post-Herald The Raleigh Register from Beckley, West Virginia on April 11, 1976 · Page 29
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Debate C h a r l e s G . H a w a i i ' s n e w s c h o o l superintendent, contends students who cannot read should be awarded high school diplomas anyway S k u. sa y 6 ? diPl.oma GREGORY GORDON d Preii Imenntlonal C l a r k , There is no need to write. No one writes anymore.' And in a way, they have a point. Very few people write or ... need to write," Smith said. = S';TM f"; -«« 5^-°:s wStsr? 3 *" 1 ^"!: »£;» ESSS R e s u l t s o t c o l l e g e s l u d e n l s ' t o w a r d entrance examinations Ined H? a L'. on '". dicale today's high school LJghl ma J° r Chicago grads are less prepared in cor P ora l"ns are spending reading and writing skills a Combined total of »10 than ever before Despite m m ' o n a year to leach all the hoopla about im- beginning employes the proved reading programs , skllls of reading, test scores keep dropninz ' writln «' typing, speaking. JThere aren't any're*, X^e. 8 ^'^ ind hKh'n'S ^TM°. ! . . n * ""«. 1". Tiggered d i P ' ° m a s be given to eone thrn h, h K going through high school «r.h i are kept in school and no flunked out wanfv"i, S °vlH ly ? 0es l'' w a n t young kids out on the streets. They are willing to «d I until a student Is 18 str^ Th ° Ut ° n - h e hlh? H - J - h c - r e a s o n l n g nS soci |' S 1S eCOn ° miC ··H?,t ',, · . ,-' But an i n t e r e s t i n g problem has arisen in education during the past couple of years. Kids are laken lo re f uire TM students in the future' Some s t f l t e a n d l'o education officials are not w a i t i n g around for the d *"e to be settled. Albert A Brians -in c le m e n l a r y ''School superintendent in Chicago, dcclarcd t h a t beginning t h i s Jurie - e'Khth graders in ,,, 19 ^mentary schools « Pl11 be required to read at a sixth grade level to move O n to high school. Of 296 eighth graders headed for h gh S/nger, Lyricist Phil Ochs Dead By ROBERT E. THOMASSON (c) 1I7S N. Y. Time* New* Service ~ P h i ' Bends'* d "The Bells" establisf » ! d Ochs as a major lyricist of urbane son* writing ·" ·«· »u« s KU i t a r i s t en g u i t a r i s t a n d whose music provided some of the strongest notes ez and Bob stars of folk of protest in the early 1960s J o a n Bae over the Vietnam war, Dylan, superoiuis ji ium committed suicide Friday music, bothsung his songs, morning in his sister's Ochs preferred to be home here, the f a m i l y - c a l l e d , a topical singer reported. . rather than a folk singer. "Phil had been very By the tirrie he broke into depressed for4longtime," professional playing in a f a m i l y f r i e n d said, cabarets in. Greenwich ' . ' M a i n l y , the w o r d s Village, he had a repertory weren't coming to him of more than 60 songs, vir- anymore." '·· ~" -' L -- L · · · Ochs was 35 years old last December 19. He had been living with his sister, Sonny Tanzman, lually all of which had a s o c i a l p u n c h l i n e o r i|ut'stion. »,jai^i^i, oimuy talisman Ochs was born in El s i n c e D e c e m b e r , a c - Paso, Texas. His father cording to a family friend. wa s a doctor who moved Ochs committed suicide by the family to upstate New hanging. York and then here. m a B cIehisfir?t e ap Pph earancl , Oehs's iyrics soon began in Carnegie HaU he had '^"^ede h,s reputation ,^ U ^**2 VonToThis o t h e r s I r o u b a d o u r of the new left." . "The voice is spare ... guitar playing is rudimentary, and the melodies of his songs are erratic mix- t u r e s of brilliance and mediocrity," The New York Times reported of his first major appearance. "But Mr. Oehs' appeal is in his rebel stance, his iconoclastic wit, his self burlesque and his obvious- l y l i t e r a t e w a y w i t h wordplay and philosophy," The Times critic said of the performer, then 26. H i s e a r l y s o n g s -"Nobody Buys Flowers From the Flower Lady," "Cross My Heart, I Hope to Live", "The Ballad of \Villiam Worthy," "Outside of a Small Circle of songs i n c l u d e : " C h a n g e s , " "l.ove Me. I'm A Liberal," "I Declare the War Is Over." and "Talking Vietnam." More See Hiuarical Site) WASHINGTON - As the Bicentennial gets closer,' attendance at Minute Man National Historical Park n e a r Boston has been running 90 per cent ahead of 1974. V i s i t o r s t o Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park are up 52 p e r c e n t a n d a t Baltimore's Fort McHenry National Monument up 48 per cent over 1974. the N a t i o n a l Park Service says. ATTENTION! BECKLEY CITIZENS OPPOSING NEW CITY TAX!!! FINAL COUNT OF SIGNATURE ON IRING ALL PETITIONS TO MAXWELL HILL COMMUNITY BLDG. 2:00 P.M. TODAY APRIL nth If urtoW* to bring in or if you want le ttgn a petition phon* 253-3812 (Carl Jon**) * grade level, he said, " W e h a v e t o s t a r t somewhere. Parents are more concerned a b o u t kids' g r a d u a t i n g t h a n learning skills. We have to do something and do it quickly." The Philadelphia school district has set up an old- f a s h i o n e d e l e m e n t a r y school that demands daily h o m e w o r k , slrk-l discipline, and emphasizes the three R's. Students will be r e q u i r e d to m e e t m i n i m u m r e q u i r e m e n t s before advancing to the Post-Herald and Register, Beckley, W. Va.. Sunday Morning. April 11. Students Who Lack Basic Skills? an old- next jzrade. riiriinm.i _,..j 1976-29 next grade. diploma. New York state's com- Nevada's state educa- mlssioner ol education, lion board took Ihe unique m . . B ' 'Vquist, says he step of ordering a [easlbili- will very soon" propose a ly study on a two-diploma r e g u l a t i o n t h a t w o u l d system for high schools make an eighth- or ninth- Diplomas would be issued grade reading level man- alter seniors pass a com- ualory for a high school p o t e n c y t e s t . ···"·"·- »'ouw"i.*' h0 fa ,r' h6 '· St have com P |a l' 1 * that "Ihe w o u l d get a certificate in- college board does not require wriling as part of Its basic testing program." The fear Is that, in turn, "writing won't be valued in the schools and teachers - dicating they altended a high school. Represenlalives of Ihe College E n t r a n c e Exa m i n a t i o n Board, which gives Ihe Scholastic Aptitude Test, say teachers ers won't require It of their students." Sofa-Loveseat iSale! Chase away winter! 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