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American Agenda (Education: Tracking, Oregon Ability Grouping) #131037

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 04, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Diego: Bill Blakemore) Tracking, or ability grouping, in education and resulting racial segregation within schools examined; scenes shown from schools in Selma, Alabama, where there is virtual racial segregation based on separating students of "lower ability" and "high ability." [Black MAN - comments.] [University of California at Los Angeles department of education Jeannie OAKES, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Legal Defense Fund Phyllis McCLURE - explain this system.] Continued demonstrations by blacks against grouping system in Selma high school shown. [Second black MAN - says we have a two-tiered education system.] All 50 governors noted coming out against ability grouping. [Governor Roy ROMER - opposes ability grouping.] San Diego school district in which tracking has been thrown out examined; scenes shown from school in which non-whites have moved into the high ability classes. [Superintendent Philip GRIGNON - comments.]

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

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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