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Ohio School Systems' Problems / Medina Teachers Strike / Cleveland Finances #257731

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 09, 1978
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(Studio) Medina, Ohio, school problems due to teachers strike noted. Imprisonment of some teachers on Saturday reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Medina, Ohio) Report on teachers' situation and judge's order that they be jailed and also fined beginning on Monday till they agree to go back to work. Mediation efforts described. [Sylvia WHITE - has right to stand for what she believes in and thinks no one has right to force her to do something that's against her conscience.]
REPORTER: Gary Stromberg (WKJE-TV)

(Studio) Cleveland, Ohio, school system's financial problems reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Cleveland, Ohio) Cleveland voters' defeat of tax levy, despite campaigning by board of education president Arnold Pinkney to bring out black vote, reported City leaders' statements that vote was anti-busing, anti-desegregation one noted. Federal court order for Cleveland to undergo massive busing in fall to desegregate schools mentioned. Problem of responsibility for schools facing education authorities and courts outlined. Calls for board of education and NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for state to support school system cited. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) chief cnsl. Nathaniel JONES - says state shares responsibility with Cleveland because court found state shared segregation responsibility with city.] [Ohio board of education chief cnsl. Mark O'NEILL - cites reasons this would be dangerous precedent.] Federal Judge Frank Battisti hasn't ruled in Cleveland finances case. Board's plan to put tax levy up for vote in June noted.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Dean, Morton

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