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A Closer Look (Public School Funding) #180557

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 18, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Dorset, VT: Antonio Mora) Public school funding in the state of Vermont examined; details given of the disparities in education between well-to-do and poor towns and of the new plan called Act 60 in which the state will disperse the same amount of money per student in all towns. [Winooski parent Eileen FRAGA, Doreset parent Mary BAROSSE, author John IRVING - comment on the state spending via Act 60.] The resulting outrage across the state outlined.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Map shown of states that have thrown out school financing methods. [In interview, school finance attorney David LONG - outlines the societal issues of equity in educational expenditures.]

Gibson, Charles;
Mora, Antonio

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