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American Agenda (Education: Racial Minorities Grade Gap) #165604

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 06, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Jack Smith) The grade gap among college freshmen, especially chronic under-achievement by black students, examined; campus scenes shown. [Black students Tekeshia BAILEY, Brad BENN, Stanford University professor Claude STEELE - talk about the problem of succeeding.] Steele's program to help minority students overcome what he terms "stereotype threat" detailed; scenes shown from the University of Michigan to illustrate how the students are encouraged to work together in sort of an interracial academic hothouse. [Two black STUDENTS, senior Alan EDWARDS - back the program.]

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Jack

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