Human advancement—and prayer

There is controversy in Johnston County, North Carolina, over a new end-of-year testing policy. Twenty out of twenty-three of the county's schools were recognized by the state last year for "achieving above-average improvement in their students' work." However, 9% of the students were held back by the tests, while only 2% had been retained the preceding year (see The Christian Science Monitor, October 27, 1997).

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January 26, 1998

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