CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's proposal for education funds for elementary and high schools noted; is compared to Lyndon Johnson's request for funds in his Great Society program.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) President's announcement concerning use of funds requested reported [CARTER - says changes will allow use of funds more effectively for those who often don't get full use of them and will also focus more on basic skills.] Details of Carter proposal listed. Incr. in education funding, partially due to proposal to provide new financial aid to college students, noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Studio) Views of some that with Supreme Court desegregation order in 1954, educational level of disadvantaged children would be upgraded, beginning of Head Start program, when it was seen that desegregation alone wouldn't do job, and Head Start's limited success outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Use of federal funds by some Chicago schools to give disadvantaged youngsters intensive reading programs detailed. [Intensive reading teacher Linda COOLEY - notes that each time child has successful learning experience, it makes future prospects for learning much better.] Successes in Chicago program and continued problems noted. [School principal Dolores EDER - says there has to be reenforcement at home, as well as excellent teaching in schools.] Chicago school officials' response to program results cited.
REPORTER: Bob Faw
(Los Angeles, California) Report on Early Childhood Education (ECE) program that has been in effect in Los Angeles schools for 4 years Details given. [School principal Don. SHROYER - talks of cooperation between parents and children and about realization of things that must be considered in making program successful.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow
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