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A Closer Look (Education: Public Schools) Part I #184577

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 01, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A week-long look at the nation's public schools introduced.

(North Brook, Illinois: Rebecca Chase) The plight of the "average student" in the American educational system examined; details given of the limits to and lack of depth of American education as compared to other nations. [Georgia state school superintendent Linda SHRENKO, Third International Math and Science Study professor William SCHMIDT - say we lower the bar thus not challenging the average student.] [Student Alyssa GROSS, 8th grade math teacher Sue WINSKI - comment on challenging the students.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment on special education noted.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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