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Newark, New Jersey / School System / State Control #160960

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 15, 1995
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(Studio: Renee Poussaint) Report introduced.

(Newark, New Jersey: Thalia Assuras) Decision by the state of New Jersey to take over control of the Newark, New Jersey, school system featured; school scenes shown while failures in the system are enumerated. [Governor Christine Todd WHITMAN - says there has been a litany of failures.] The state noted already taking over the school districts in Jersey City and Paterson. [PTA president/parent Michael MATHEWS - says the state holds the power.] [Council of Great City Schools Michael CASSERLY - worries about loss of local control of the schools.]

Reporter(s):
Assuras, Thalia;
Poussaint, Renee
Duration:
00:02:50

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