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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 11, 1987, Page 1, Image 1

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DTHMatt Plyler Students for Educational Access hold a protest banquet outside the Morehead Building dimng candidates' baequiet By KIMBERLY EDENS Staff Writer "Why weren't we invited?" read fliers distributed by student pro testers on the west front of the Morehead Building as Secretary of Education William Bennett arrived for a reception Thursday night. While Bennett and other U.S. dignitaries attended a banquet in honor of the candidates participat ing in today's presidential forum, members of Students for Educa tional Access (SEA) held their own banquet of bread and water to protest financial aid cuts and the exclusion of students from decisions on higher education. Comnunniittee to explore students' awareness of admissions policy By BARBARA LINN Staff Writer At the request of the UNC system, the State Board of Education has formed a committee to find out why N.C. high school students remain unaware of the new admission requirements for system schools. The UNC-system Board of Gov ernors postponed raising admission standards after learning that almost half of this year's high school seniors could not meet the new requirements. The higher standards will now go into effect in 1990 instead of next year. A telephone survey being drawn up by the Board of Education committee will examine the methods that North Carolina high schools used to inform students of the new requirements, said committee member Pat Neal. The committee will try to find why and where the communication break down occurred, Neal said. Last year, a UNC-system survey of . 1,500 N.C. high school juniors in 101 public high schools found that 83 percent of the students did not know of the raised admission requirements until they were juniors, and that 49 percent could not meet the require ments by graduation. realize student concern would be as great as it was," said Student Body President Brian Bailey, who met Wednesday with University planning officials and the Student Stores general manager to draw up the new plan. Under the new plan, a chain-link fence will close about half of the Pit between the Student Stores and the trees from as early as November to mid-April. By then, workers will have finished installing utility pipes and adding a u 6 itJt 1" 2 Official guests included Demo cratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, Rep. David Price, UNC Chancellor Christopher Fordham and UNC-system President CD. Spangler. ' "We are holding this demon stration to protest the fact that tuition keeps rising 5 to 7 percent every year, and financial aid doesn't rise with it," said SEA member Scott Morton. "Since Secretary Bennett has been an instrumental figure in the Reagan administration's attempts to cut financial aid, we felt this was an appropriate symbolic gesture," he said. Student Body President Brian Sandy Leighton, a guidance coun selor at Chapel Hill High School, said counselors there did everything possible last year to spread word of the higher standards. "We posted memos, mentioned the requirements at every class meeting, passed out brochures and sent infor mation to parents," she said. They also included information in the weekly newsletter that went to all classrooms, Leighton said. She said almost all the students were aware of the raised require ments. "Those that did not know didn't listen, or didn't read." The counselors were surprised that the BOG postponed raising the requirements, Leighton said. "We felt our students were very well informed." Mary-Catherine Kuralt, a senior at Chapel Hill High, said she found out about the requirements from her parents during her sophomore year. "There is a place here at school where all the college information is located," she said. "We could find out about admission requirements there. r Students at the high school receive See COMMITTEE page 3 An idea isn't responsible for the people who'believe Friday, September 11 , 1987 vestibule to the front of the store. After April, only the corner of the Pit between the store and Undergrad uate Library will be closed. During that period, the inside of the store will be renovated. Under the original plan, the entire Pit would have been closed from January to August. While construction is in progress, Shumate said, customers will enter the Student Stores through a tempo rary entrance on the side of the I I I Bailey, the only student invited to the banquet, said students should be included in the process of educational reform. "Financial aid cuts do nothing but hinder students' opportunity," Bailey said. "We must make sure that the problems of today do not become the disasters of tomorrow." Bryan Hassel, a former student body president and an SEA member, said students should have a voice in educational reform. "If you're going to make policy that's going to affect a group of people, that group needs to be See BANQUET page 5 Law-- It's a wash Pam Thompson, a sophomore Wednesday afternoon to wash L : J 5 Chapel Hill, North Carolina Stifldeet Stores reinovaitioini building near the Union. For that purpose, double doors will be installed in the emergency exit located in the store's art department, he said. Bailey said he was pleased with the plan and glad that the whole Pit would not be closed off. "Something had to be closed while the construction was done," he said. "This way, we're losing the least space possible." Most of the activity takes place in the front of the Pit, Bailey said, so the amount of space left should be iBeminielttt sua ectac&tioini reforms! By LAURIE DUNCAN Staff Writer Viewers of "Education 8" should judge the 1988 presidential candidates by their proposals for spending federal education funds, U.S. Secre tary of Education William Bennett told about 30 reporters Thursday afternoon at the Koury Natatorium. Bennett and another nationally renowned education expert, Ernest Boyer, will attend the presidential candidates forum that begins at 9:30 a.m. today with a discussion among the seven Democratic contenders. Two Republican candidates, Rep. Jack Kemp of New York and former Delaware Gov. Pierre du Pont, will debate at 1:30 p.m. The federal government needs to target its education funds toward attracting outstanding teachers, evaluating teachers, establishing merit programs for deserving teachers and providing better educational opportunities for disadvantaged children, said Boyer, president of the imoe gives pre-fonuniri sioeeclh to stMdeMts in Hamilton Hall By MATT BIVENS Staff Writer "The White House is no place to put someone who holds his or her finger to the wind and says what are the latest public opinion polls," Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill., a contender for the Democratic presidential nomina tion, told about 250 people in Hamil ton Hall Thursday night. The speech, sponsored by Students for Simon, was followed by a ques tion and answer session. Simon said candidates need to take ;::-::n-:i:-:v:-:-:v:-:-:-"-x-:-:: ::-:: from Bear Creek, took time out her car, which was a "mess." adequate for student activities. Archie Copeland, Student Union director, said holding rallies with only part of the Pit open could congest traffic in front of Lenior Hall. But Bailey said rallies are usually held only in the front part of the Pit, so the lack of space probably would not cause problems. To avoid class disturbances and safety hazards, Shumate said the contractor will be asked to limit when trucks deliver materials and equip r- 1 ! j' Pi, ' o " (Iff 1? Ernest Boyer Carnegie Foundation" for the Advancement of Teaching. The Foundation, associated with Princeton University, works toward tough stands on issues, such as the Iran-contra affair. "I said 4(Lt.) Col. (Oliver) North is not a hero' and there were boos from the audience," Simon said. "Our heroes are not those who lie, who cheat, who destroy evidence and violate the laws." Calling for "a government that cares," Simon criticized unemployment under President Rea gan as a leading cause of the deficit. The 6 percent unemployment rate is "not a real figure," he said. - -9&y A O. --.-.Wf6bfrao.. v XXV ::-x-x-yx':': $px.-:s ::::: ix-:. jtx, 4w 4n5 A. II I V 6 U Fortunately, after the downpour over the past few days, the: voluntary water conservation in it. Don Marquis NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 ment to the work area. Truck traffic will be concentrated before 8:30 a.m. and after 2 p.m., he said. i But the rule will not be hard arid fast, Shumate said. "It just sets down the rules of the game." No jackhammers or bulldozers will be used during construction, so noise shouldn't be a big problem, he said. If workers disturb students in Greenlaw Hall, the classroom build ing closest to the work area, the University Registrar's office may move classes to other locations. . William Bennett school and college reform and toward the advancement of education. - ; " See BENNETT page 3 : Simon also proposed spending cuts to create a "stronger, leaner, more flexible defense, depending more on conventional weapons," and raising taxes as a last resort. Simon, who claims to have passed more education laws than all the other candidates combined, called for tougher elementary curriculum, pay hikes for teachers, and more emphasis on foreign languages. He criticized the increasing eco- See SIMON page 5 LA flip E-xMM::y-: DTHMatt Plyler:- measures have been lifted. 5 IV KM) iWm1- v. - V - - - I i - t I

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