ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 18, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bill Blakemore) President Bush's call for a reinvention of the public school to break the mold of existing designs examined; classroom scenes shown. [Adviser Dr. Chester FINN - talks about new schools invented from scratch.] System in which national standards would set up the boundaries for these new local-level schools explained. Nationwide cuts in school services also reviewed. [NEA Keith GEIGER, American Federation of Teachers Albert SHANKER, president's domestic policy adviser Roger PORTER - talk about education, money and "the system."] The president's new education team listed: Education Secretary Lamar Alexander, Xerox chairman David Kearns, research leader Diane Ravitch and Ted Sanders. Bush's goal of being known as the "education president" reiterated.
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