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Schools / Crime and Department of Health, Education And Welfare Report / Dayton Busing Plan Halt #254946

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Department of Health, Education and Welfare study of crime in schools; results have been sent to Congress
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Study results listed. [Secretary CALIFANO - says in some areas of country most dangerous place for teenage student to be is in school.] Califano's statements with regard to local and state govts.' work on problem and announcement of help from federal government for excellence in schools noted. Recent report on "60 Minutes" program with regard to Push for Excellence project headed by Reverend Jesse Jackson cited. Film shown. Jackson's comments today with regard to program reported [JACKSON - states principles of program to help children achieve.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Dayton, Ohio, desegregation busing plan, Supreme Court ruling that school board didn't have to carry out plan if it hadn't been deliberately discriminating against blacks and judge's finding that board hadn't been doing so detailed. Board now free to drop busing plan.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Dayton, Ohio) Controversy over board's decision to drop forced busing plan for voluntary arrangement allowing students to attend school of choice reported [Board member Leo LUCAS - cites opposition to decision to drop plan; says it's punitive to black children.] Views of those in favor of dropping plan cited. [Board president William GOODWIN - doesn't understand people who want to continue busing. Cites disadvantages to busing and says it's not necessary to good education.] NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) refusal to comment on board decision and its appeal of December decision noted.

Faw, Bob;
Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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