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American Agenda (Campaign '92: Education) (Part II) #137964

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 14, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Blakemore) Disagreement between President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton over the concept of choice in education examined; Bush's proposal of federal vouchers that could be used for private or religious schools cited. [BUSH - says let the parents choose the school.] [CLINTON - opposes the voucher system because it would divert public money to private schools.] Promotion of the general "choice" of schools by Bush and by Clinton in Arkansas noted. [Former Secretary of Education Terrel BELL - says the voucher plan could lead to resegregation of the schools.] [Education Commission of the States Frank NEWMAN - says the financing would not help inner city kids.] How a voucher plan has been working in Colorado cited. [BUSH - says competition would make all schools better.] Implications of each man's view for public schools reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Position of Ross Perot on choice and vouchers mentioned.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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