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Trouble in the Classroom / Part V #252508

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 10, 1977
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(Studio) Some school systems working to reverse trend of bad schools.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Denver, Colorado) Before graduating, students must pass test to determine competency.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(NV) [NV state senate Bill HERNSTADT - doesn't feel taxpayers getting money's worth for education.] [NV assemblyman Darrell DREYER - reveals some 12th-grade students can only read at 3rd-grade level.] [Mrs. Sandra GOODMAN - claims adults don't necessarily read and write in their jobs; children's world largely visual.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Denver, Colorado) Competency tests vary; exs. given. Denver tests more difficult. [Lou Ann GALLEGOS - talks about her experience with competency tests.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(California) In California, early childhood education set up to help children learn basics.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Greensville,Virginia) Here, superintendent Sam Owen and board of education decided against passing children on to next grade despite their abilities. [OWEN - wants ea. graduate to be proud and realize diploma stands for something.] [Tony OAKLEY - says failing students gives them incentives.] [Yvonne MURPHY - studies more after she failed.] [Mrs. Linda LUCY - doesn't like to think her child failed; child doesn't like to think so either.] [Teacher, Mrs. Jane LEE - says teacher must be sure pupils understand what's taught.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Los Angeles, California) Back to fundamentals movement only beginning of solution for American education system.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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