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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1973
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules schools may be supported by property taxes. Justice Lewis Powell writes majority opinion.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Antonio, Texas) In poor areas where schools supported by local property taxes schools inferior to those in wealthy areas. Demetrio Rodriguez has 4 sons who have high professional ambitions, but Rodriguez lives in poor area and schools there are bad. Rodriguez brought issue of property taxes to support schools before courts [RODRIGUEZ - says school where his children go is old building and teachers only work there until can find better jobs. No professional people come out of this school. Rodriguez feels children being denied equal education opportunities because come from poor district.] Today Nixon's appointees in Supreme Court plus Justice Potter Stewart say Constitution doesn't guarantee equal education to all citizens.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

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