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Education; Rich vs. Poor Districts / Virginia #136998

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 19, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Filing of lawsuits by ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) in 11 states to force those states to spend more money in poor school districts reported; education writer/critic Jonathan Kozol quoted.

(Washington: Kathleen deLaski) School systems of two Virginia counties cited as an example of this educational inequity; scenes shown from schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, and Halifax County, Virginia. [Parent Glenn CARR, Halifax Junior High principal Bristol MARTIN - comment.] [Chicago Urban League Gwendolyn LAROCHE - says the system results in segregation '90s style.] The "Robin Hood" laws that take money from rich districts and give it to poor ones detailed; scenes shown from recent protest by students in Dallas.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
deLaski, Kathleen
Duration:
00:02:20

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