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Schools / Toledo Closings / Miami Truancy #249194

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 28, 1977
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(Studio) Closing of Toledo, Ohio, public schools noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Toledo, Ohio) Report on school closings due to lack of funds in Toledo and upcoming emergency tax levy vote. (TV ad shown.) [Mayor Harry KESSLER - cites effects of publicity city has received with regard to school closings.] Reasons for apparent voter unwillingness to pass upcoming referendum cited. [Govt. Employees Union spokesperson Chuck HENDRIX - lists reasons he thinks taxpayers don't want new taxes for schools.] [School board president Richard DAOUST - thinks it's total community problem.] Other details with regard to Toledo school funds situation noted.
REPORTER: Jackie Casselberry

(Studio) Report on Miami school system's program to fight truancy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) Miami's program of giving prizes to homerooms with best attendance records detailed, and criticism noted. [BOY - cites support for plan.] [Brownsville Junior high school principal Walter ODEN - answers criticism that plan is bribery.] [MAN - announces winning homeroom.]
REPORTER: David Dick

Casselberry, Jackie;
Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David

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