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School Closing / Levy / Missouri #213753

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 10, 1971
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(Studio) Schools shut down in Missouri town; voters refuse to spend money to open them.
REPORTER: Mike Wallace

(Independence, Missouri) Voters defeat, for third time, a proposed property tax increase to reopen schools. School Board refuses to cut back on education program and refuses alternate methods. Board to open schools Monday for month due to anticipated funds. [Anti-levy leader Larry ADDAMS - says taxpayers felt board intimidating them; feels coerced and revolted.] [STUDENT - says people feel they're overtaxed now.] Many students work hard to get levy passed. [SECOND STUDENT - says what will happen in next election up to people.] [THIRD STUDENT - says would be good to talk to pols.] [FOURTH STUDENT - says maybe watering down of system needed.] [THIRD STUDENT - says should establish that role of school and community same.] Taxpayers say get money other ways or spend what you have better.
REPORTER: Michele Clark

Clark, Michele;
Wallace, Mike

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