CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 18, 1968
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(Studio) New York City public schools to open.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Issue is how to protect teachers' rights during decentralization of power. Union decides that new New York commission to help guarantee jobs and rights of teachers. [SPOKESPERSON - says 17,658 for agreement; 2,738 against it.] [Teacher Rose SCHUYLER - pleased with vote. Attn. focused on problems due to strike. Won't be so easy to take away teachers' rights.] [Teacher Myrna KLORMAN - says it's compromise. All for it if all sides live up to it.] [Sociologist of City College of New York, Dr. Ken CLARK - says people in ghetto communities want teachers and principals to be efficient as suburban teachers. Maybe other cities can learn from New York example.] [Mayor John LINDSAY - hopes winter and spring will see new start for our schools. Schools should be what our children deserve.] Hoped racial tensions to lessen. Twice this year, settlements to end strike failed.
REPORTER: David Culhane
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