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F_ ebruary 1, 1991 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 School reform adwc00cate wants system changed throughout the Diocese of Evansville, Wednesday, Jan. 23. In his presentation at Memorial High School, Chubb said that it was not the Schools that needed to be reformed, but rather the entire school system. He proposed replacing the system of state schools with a new system based on choice and competition. Chubb is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank. By PAUL LEINGANG Message Editor Why hasn't government done a better job at solving education Problems? asked Dr. John Chubb. Then he answered his Own question: "Government is t , ,, he educational problem. 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He added, "These prob- lems are not going to be resolv- ed until we do something radically different. He said his proposal was not as difficult to accept as it was to accept the notion that the school reformers who have nat succeeded in the past 20 years are somehow going to succeed in the near future. Chubb's appearance in Evansville was arranged by Robert Koch, chairman and president of George Koch Sons, Inc., chairman of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce. Koch is a member of COMMIT, which is described as a coali- tion of Indiana business leaders and citizens working for school reform. Koch recently testified before the Indiana senate education committee in Indianpolis, call- ing for the state to adopt a system of educational choice. "COMMIT's one central goal is to put the education focus back where it belongs: on parents, teachers and students," said Koch to the members of the committee. "Parental choice will enhance parental involvement, give equity jo poor and middle- income families, and stimulate competition." Chubb, in his presentation in Evansville, stated that his research had clearly pointed toward the need to let the marketplace have its influence Main Street Pharmacy 217 E. Main St.- Downtown Washington Phons: 254-5141 on schools. Schools should be diversified and try to attract students to their particular areas of expertise or their way of doing things, he said. Chubb said he studied 22,000 teachers, principals, ad- ministrators and students in 500 schools over a period of four years. Schools doing well had a clear sense of vision, principals who were leaders and not just managers, and teachers who were treated like professionals, according to Chubb. Chubb said that the best way to develop schools with such good qualities was to remove schools from bureaucratic con- trol, give schools autonomy, and encourage them to compete for students. President Continued from page 1 and post-war enmity were worth the limited peace it might achieve. "It is inconceivable to me that the massive economic, social and political muscle of the many nations that have rightly condemned the action of Saddam Hussein cannot achieve the goal of defanging him and of liberating Kuwait," he said. Most U.S. bishops, however, followed the lead of their chief national spokesman, Ar- chbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati, president of the Na- tional Conference of Catholic Bishops. Before the war Archbishop Pilarczyk, and many other bishops with him, questioned the morality of going to war before economic sanctions and political and diplomatic pressures were given more time to take effect. In his first statement after war began, however, the NCCB president focused his com- ments on pastoral care of those affected by the war, the need for moral norms in the conduct of the war and a call for prayer and political efforts for an early peace. DR. JOHN CHUBB Chubb said Catholic schools and private schools which met state standards should be part of the system, offering real alternatives to families seeking a good education. He set aside for the time be- ing the issue of initiating war- fare, saying, "History will judge whether or when this war should have been launched." At least one prelate, Cardinal Bernard F. Law of Boston, defended the U.S. decision to go to war. He cited the attacks on Israel, "the apparent abuse of allied POWs in violation of the Geneva Convention and the in- flammatory inciting of worldwide terrorism" as evidence that the allies were justified in going to war because any hope of a peaceful solution was "vain." "A further delay in the use of force," he said, "could have played to (Saddam's) advan- tage." The allies, he said, had only two choices: "either to let this man wreak his havoc uncheck- ed or to defend the cause of justice with arms .... 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