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Campaign '96 / Clinton vs. Dole / Education / School Vouchers #167586

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 17, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Minneapolis: John Cochran) Campaigning presidential candidate Bob Dole's emphasis today on the education issue featured; details given of his emphasis on three areas of education: basic skills, firm discipline and parental choice of schools. [DOLE - criticizes militant teachers unions; says parents should have more options.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - defends President Clinton's approaches to education.] Dole's plans tomorrow to unveil "opportunity scholarships" for children to pay for school tuition detailed. The legal issues behind proposed federal aid to religious schools noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given" Bill Blakemore) The concept of the school voucher movement examined; details given of the plan in place in Wisconsin and proposed in Ohio. [DOLE - says Clinton opposed a voucher plan for Washington, DC.] The opposition of Clinton and teachers unions to the voucher system noted.

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter

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