Search the Archive

Ace Schools / Kentucky #253479

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 04, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Kentucky board of education refuses credit to private Christian schools basing science curriculum on Bible. 1 parent, also anti-busing leader, sues board.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Madisonville, Kentucky) Madisonville Christian School featured; is 1 of many ACE schools. Method of teaching described; filmed. [Accelerated Christian Education spokesperson Don. HOWARD - claims evolution theory destroys students responsibility to God and others.] 5 states challenge ACE system. [Chairperson Kentucky board of education Reverend Bob BROWN - does not favor literal interpretation of Bible to teach facts.] Students attending unaccredited ACE schools are considered truant and parents held to blame. [BROWN - declares students won't get credit for attending unaccredited schools.] [HOWARD - objects to state-accredited schools and believes it's a free country.] Question: Do parents have right to send children to schools where standards conflict with public education standards? Madisonville 1st Baptist Church filmed.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Rather, Dan

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.