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Chicago / 8Th Grade Reading Program #259395

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 03, 1978
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(Studio) Report on efforts to reverse "social promotion" trend in schools of one city.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) Chicago's decision that there would be no promotion to HS without 8th graders being able to read detailed. Summer school program to bring 8th graders up to that level outlined. [Teacher Tom SCILEPPI - says program has given students tools with which to perform in HS.] [Student Terrence CHAVERS - discusses program.] [Student Gerald COMER - states reasons he thinks program is good.] [Parent David JOHNSON - says parents he's talked with support program.]

Faw, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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