ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 22, 1972
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(Studio) In Atlanta, Georgia, school board comes up with desegregation plan. Involves transferring 4000 children to different schools, mostly by busing. White parents object. South not only area where busing unpopular.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Pontiac, Michigan) 1/3 Pontiac school children affected by busing. Opposition strong and continuing by parents. "Freedom schools" (small, private schools) set up by parents. Some families move. [Parent Al DICKINSON - says freedom school his son attended last year not good because possibly unaccredited.] [Donna DICKINSON - says private schools can't offer same things regular ones do.] 2500 pupils drop out of Pontiac schools since busing started last year [Parent David FISCHER - says whites, blacks, Jews, Polacks, all should have own areas.] [Mildred FISCHER - wants children where she knows where they are.] But opposition to busing lessening (Fischer moving to Tennessee). Freedom schools dying out. Most people can't afford to move.
REPORTER: Ron Miller
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