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Education (Part III) #293099

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 07, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Coral Springs, Florida) Impact of such teachers as Sol Aboulafia on students examined; Galileo quoted. [Student Charlotte SUN - praises Aboulafia's method of motivating students.] Impact of USSR 's Sputnik on US educational system, illustrated by 1962 launch of John Glenn, recalled; films of that launch shown. [ABOULAFIA - feels mediocrity is encouraged in United States schools; explains.] Low academic standards in most American high school noted; opposite situation internationally cited. [ABOULAFIA - praises his Korean students.] Need for physics and chemistry teachers throughout US discussed. [Rita ABOULAFIA - would encourage husband to accept higher salaried position in private sector.] [ABOULAFIA - likes teaching.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Kroft, Steve;
Rather, Dan

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