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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 11, 1975
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(Studio) Supreme Court to decide if private schools can exclude blacks due to their race. Lower court awarded damages to parents of youths excluded from Virginia schools. Report on influx of private schools to sidestep integration.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Holmes Cnty., Mississippi) 35 of 4800 pupils in public school system are white. Others at private schools. 4000 private schools set up in South recently. 1 of 10 South students goes to private school. [Mississippi private school association Earl EDWARDS - says parents concerned about worsening discipline and educational system in schools.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(Memphis, Tennessee) 25,000 whites left public schools here in last 2 years Briarcrest Baptist School shown. School costs $900 year Tax increase to raise money for public schools recently turned down. Many of private schools in South are church-affiliated. Critics say schools are philosophically narrow.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(DC) [Research director Lamar Society David NEVIN - says schools offer narrow, racist point of view that's inconsistent with modern society.] Lamar Society studies trends in Southern education. [NEVIN - says they see their attitudes rebelled against, especially in public schools.]
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Memphis, Tennessee) Critics say many private schools doing well in basics, but drew best students from public schools, anyway. Students sing along at religious rally.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard;
Walker, Hal

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