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American Agenda (Education: Mandatory Volunteering) #135195

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 12, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Kathleen deLaski) Experiment in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, schools in which students must perform mandatory community volunteer services before graduating examined; scenes shown of teens doing volunteer work. [Students Charles LILLY, Lynn STEIRER, parent Tom STEIRER, schools' Phyllis WALSH, Pennsylvania volunteer initiative coordinator John BRISCOE, Ben Salem High School principal Frank PALLATUCCI, community service club's Stacey SMITH - offer differing opinions on the volunteer programs.] Volunteerism as part of a curriculum explained; scenes shown from Philadelphia schools where seniors tutor younger kids. [Lincoln High principal Harry SILCOX - defends program.] Lawsuit against mandatory volunteerism noted.

Jennings, Peter;
deLaski, Kathleen

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