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A Closer Look (The American Orphanage) #184417

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 28, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Michele Norris) The makeover of the American orphanage, where have become education oases for the children of poverty without or without families, featured; scenes shown from Girard College in Philadelphia. [Center for Residential Education Heidi GOLDSMITH - says the setting provides a community-like environment; defends the high per pupil cost.] [Girard College President Joseph DEVLIN - comments on the school's offerings.] The opening of publicly funded boarding schools across the country noted. [In Washington, DC, charter school, two STUDENTS - praise the opportunities.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with University of California at Irvine professor Richard McKenzie. [McKENZIE - explains why these residence/schools are called orphanages and why the student/alumni do better than the general public.]

Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele

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