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American Agenda (Family: Parents' Legal Responsibilities) #124786

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 17, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Milwaukee: Rebecca Chase) Trend toward punishing the parents for activities of their children featured; state laws cited. [Los Angeles city attorney James HAHN, Omaha housing authority executive director Robert ARMSTRONG, Wisconsin Governor Tommy THOMPSON - say parents have a responsibility.] New zeal in blaming parents cited; Wisconsin's "Learnfare" program cited as an example. [Milwaukee family service Janice ERETH - says being a parent is tough.] [Parent Catherine COOPER - praises new state law.] [Son Travis COOPER - comments.] [Mother Darlene BERRY - criticizes state law.] [ERETH - comments on workfare.] Issue of constitutionality of these laws noted. [USC law school professor Erwin CHERMERINSKY - says law denies due process.]

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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