September 19, 1997
Reform Teaching, Not Curriculum
To the Editor:
Robert M. Diamond's Opinion article, "Broad Curriculum Reform Is Needed if Students Are to Master Core Skills" (August 1), raises a point that all academic administrators should note well: Our grand academic goals are never stated in measurable terms. Success can always be claimed if it can never be measured.
His further claim, however, that real improvements in outcome can be achieved by