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American Agenda (Education Choice) #119486

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1989
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(Berlin: Peter Jennings) First anniversary of American Agenda segments on ABC News noted. Report introduced.

(Lowell, Massachusetts: Bill Blakemore) Dvt. of freedom of "choice" concept in American education featured.; details given of Boston's use of "controlled choice" plan in public schools that results in both desegregation and better schools. [Harvard Univ. choice planner Dr. Charles WILLIE - notes plan's benefits.] Explanation of program outlined; school scenes shown. [Choice planner Michael ALVES - notes variety of choices.] [Massachusetts equity director Dr. Chas. GLENN - says schools that did not attract many kids will be getting help.] Case of Dearborn Middle School cited as example of school redesigning itself. Third year of "controlled choice" in Lowell, Massachusetts, schools examined. [Parent Paul STEINBERG - praises system.]

(Berlin: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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