CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 12, 1978
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(Studio) Cleveland teachers' strike and jailing of union officials in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for teachers' refusal to obey court's back-to-work order reported Other teacher strikes mentioned. In other education news, boycott reported to hit hard at beginning of Los Angeles school busing program.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) Details given about beginning of Los Angeles busing plan and apparent boycott in areas strongly opposed to it. [Student Virginia MARTINEZ - says having to get up early in morning is dumb.] [Student Gina DiCOSOLA - didn't want to get up so early.] Opposition to busing in San Fernando Valley given as example Parents' complaints about long rides for children on rush-hour freeways noted; school officials' pledges of short rides and failure of this to come about described. [WOMAN - welcomes student.] Larger showing in minority areas reported; better acceptance of busing by parents in these areas mentioned. [Parent Pearl WASHINGTON - wants child to learn and not be at home, so if child has to go off to school, will send her there.] Parents' boycott of public schools and alternate plans for children's education in Valley stated. [Parent Joan RIPPLE - doesn't want daughter bused; says it's breaking up community.] School officials' hopes for easing of boycott cited. [School board president Howard MILLER - comments on situation.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen