CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Springfield, Massachusetts) Educators' effort at high school here to raise academic standards of those participating in extracurricular activities such as football and band examined; films shown. Bd.'s decision to impose minimum grade level for participation in all extracurricular activities noted. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Ida FLYNN - notes primary function of school.] [Players Don. STRANGE, Edward GREEN - disagree over academic standards.] [Henry JONES - rationalizes his poor grades.] Experience of former football player and now school janitor Bill Mallot described.
REPORTER: Steve Young
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