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American Agenda (Education: Tracking, Oregon Ability Grouping) (Part II) #131051

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 05, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Diego: Bill Blakemore) The educational sorting process of tracking, or ability grouping, in American school system examined; scenes shown from Boston elementary school, where kids are sorted into fast and slow classes. Opposing views on this process cited. [Two PARENTS, Haley Elementary School principal Robert BERRY - support sorting kids.] [Educational researcher Anne WHEELOCK, two TEENS, UCLA department of education Jeannie OAKES, South Bay union school district superintendent Dr. Philip GRIGNON - oppose ability grouping.] System at Northfield, Massachusetts, school system where ability grouping was replaced detailed. [Guidance counselor Dona CADWELL - says kids no longer feel rejected.]

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

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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