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California / Schools / ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Lawsuit #192200

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) lawsuit against the state of California for its educational system's failure to teach minority children examined; details given of the ACLU's allegations of disparities for children of poverty and color. [Student Lisa LOPEZ, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Mark ROSENBAUM - describe the problems in the system.] [Teacher Yusef Abdul ALIM - cites the bad classroom conditions.] [Mother Estrellita CASTILLE - lists what her son lacks for school.] [Stanford University Linda DARLING-HAMMOND - says some California schools are worse than those in developing countries.] [LOPEZ - lists careers she might like.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The likelihood of more lawsuits to get school districts in other states noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Muller, Judy

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