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American Agenda (Education: Bus. and Job Training) #113600

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Blakemore) Role of American corps. in educating their workers through training and retraining programs featured; details given of high school graduates' inability to handle entry-level jobs. [American Express senior vice president Ida SCHMERTZ - discusses problem of ill-prepared kids.] Company plans for worker training detailed. [In Boston, Massachusetts, Polaroid Corporation placement manager Linda MELLO - explains training people for entry-level jobs.] Polaroid program to upgrade abilities of public school teachers detailed. [WOMAN - says teachers tend to lose touch.] [Math teacher Fay RUTH - explains how retraining helped her teaching abilities.] Ford Motor Company's intro. of classrms. into the factory to teach reading noted. [UAW spokesperson Dan VERGARI, Ford executive Ken DICKINSON - talk about educating the work force.] [Chicago, Illinois, teacher Harlean STERENBERG - discusses model elementary school sponsored by a business] Need to link education and business reiterated.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Cost of skills deficit to American business enumerated.

Blakemore, Bill;
Donaldson, Sam

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