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"Legislative Discussion"

From 1965, Dr. Abrams presents the opening remarks at a roundtable legislative discussion at Mars Hill College. Dr. Abrams recalls:

  • Number one, as an editor, learning to attack issues, not men.
  • Number two, the transformation of the politician.
  • Conflict between state employees and the General Assembly.

Also, Dr. Abrams and Mr. Farrell (of the NCEA) discuss the state teacher's association, budgets, spending, and education. The debate is at times quite funny and, at times, very serious. With a foreshadowing of current public education debates:

  • Dr. Abrams broaches the debate of teacher salaries. How do we reward good teachers and get bad teachers out of the schools?
  • Teacher training.
  • Education as a competitive business.