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" If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. "
International Handbook of Educational Policy - Page 41
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Informational Bulletin, Volumes 93-96

Wisconsin. Legislature. Legislative Reference Bureau - Wisconsin - 1993
...Risk, stating: "[T]he educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people." Many feel that the commission's conclusions continue to be as accurate and timely as they were a decade...
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Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

United States - 1987
...industry, science, and technological innovation is being overtaken by competitors throughout the world. ... If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose...educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war." Much progress has been made since the Commission's report, but...
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Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

United States - 1988
...and business, we have begun to turn back what our education commission 5 years ago called "a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people." Well, we've taken a firm and uncompromising stand against drugs in our nation's schools. We've encouraged...
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Progress of Education in the United States of America

United States. Office of Education - 1990
...America...." That report, A Nation at Risk, was published in 1983 and contained the grim observation that "if an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose...educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war." The report called for widespread, systemic reform and made four...
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Oversight Hearings on Vocational Education, School Lunch, Asbestos in ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education - Asbestos - 1983 - 187 pages
...Nation is at risk. The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future...educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. We have dismantled essential support systems which helped make...
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Oversight on the Quality of Education in the United States: Hearings ..., Part 1

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education - Education - 1983
...generation ago has begun to occur — others are matching and surpassing our educational attainments. If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose...educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves. We...
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Education Quality and Federal Policy: Hearings Before the Task Force ..., Part 2

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Budget. Task Force on Education and Employment - Education - 1983
...dishonest. We can only applaud the National Commission on Excellence in Education when it declares: "If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose...educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war * * * We have, in effect, been committing an act of unthinking,...
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Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and ..., Part 10

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - 1983
...on Excellence in Education, "a nation at risk." And we keep hearing by now the famous quote from it, "If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose...educational performance that exists today, we might well view it as an act of war." Now, this Commission did not specifically address bilingual education...
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Children, Youth, and Families: Beginning the Assessment : Hearings Before ...

United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families - Children - 1983 - 203 pages
...future. The first page of our Commission Report1 carries these sentences: "Our nation is at risk * ' * if an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose...educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as a act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves. We...
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Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and ..., Part 9

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - 1983
...Education expressed a dismal view of our nation's educational system stating and I quote from that report, "If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose...mediocre educational performance that exists today, we may well have viewed it as an act of war." I believe if we neglect our biomedical establishment we...
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