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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 31, 1971
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(Studio) California must find different way to raise school funds since use of property taxes declared unconstitutional.

(Los Angeles, California) [Los Angeles school superintendent Dr. William JOHNSTON - says agrees with California Supreme Court's statement affluent areas having cake and eating too, while poor areas had no cake at all.] [California school superintendent Dr. Wilson RILES - says decision may force states to insure equal education opportunity by constructing taxes to prevent discrimination.] [Beverly Hills Mayor Fredric LEOPOLD - says residents don't think way to improve bottom is by dragging top down; if state taxes used for education, state will come to control education.] [Attorney Terry HATTER - says equal education opportunity possible for 1st time.] Decision to be appealed to United States Supreme Court
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Hart, John

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