CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 01, 1977
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(Studio) 1 Chicago school district to have unusually large number of 8th graders next year
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) In Chicago school district 9, superintendent Albert Briggs has made ruling that 8th graders can't go to high school till they read on little better than 6th-grade level. [BRIGGS - says reading ability is key to communication and will eliminate other problems.] There's been little opposition to move and even children affected accept it. [CHILDREN - cite views of plan.]
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser
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