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American Agenda (Education: Truancy) #145781

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 30, 1993
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(Studio: Renee Poussaint) Report introduced.

(No location given: Ken Kashiwahara) A new approach to the school truancy problem in south central Los Angeles featured; scenes shown of a police sweep of students cutting class and of legal pressures from the district attorney's office on both parents and kids to enforce school attendance. [Parent Ismaela MORENO, deputy district attorney Tom HIGGINS, former teacher now deputy District Attorney Brenda ENGLISH, student Richard SPENCER, his MOTHER, student Marshon McKENZIE - talk about truancy and the law.] Tracing of daytime crime to truant kids noted.

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Poussaint, Renee

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