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A Closer Look (School Choice) #195102

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 23, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush report to the Congress on education noted.

(Washington: John Martin) The issue of school vouchers enabling parents to take children out of assigned public schools examined; details given about the negative connotations assigned to the word "voucher." [Cato Institution Darcy OLSEN - says "vouchers" is a lightning rod.] [January 21, Secretary of Education Rod PAIGE - says we never use the word "voucher."] [Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - comments on vouchers.] [Brookings Institution Tom LOVELESS - says vouchers is dead on arrival in Congress.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Michele Norris) The school voucher program examined; details given of the issues of expense, access, the constitutional question. [Milwaukee, WI, parent Tony HIGGINS - backs choice.] [Stanford University professor Martin CARNOY - says vouchers are too small and few schools are available for low-income students.] [Education Leaders Council chairman Eugene HICKOK - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Norris, Michele

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