Search the Archive

Standard English Class #270047

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 20, 1980
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report with regard to language of government workers introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Up With English class at Department of Health and Human Services shown and described. Most of students said black clerical workers who were handicapped because they did not speak standard English. [Department spokesperson James ROSS - says without ability to use standard English you cannot get the better Jobs.] [H.H.S. employee Williemae DENNIS - talks about her speaking problems.] [Teacher Lorraine GOLDMAN - says she teaches course as if she was teaching class of foreigners.] Success of course noted. Students reported still to use black English in appropriate environment.
REPORTER: Jacqueline Adams

Reporter(s):
Adams, Jacqueline;
Dean, Morton
Duration:
00:04:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.