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High School Academic Standards #295277

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 01, 1984
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(Studio) Efforts of some public high school in United States to raise their academic standards to level of athletic standards noted; Los Angeles cited as example
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Charleston, SC) Charleston Cnty. education system's crackdown on athletes with poor academic standings examined; former basketball player Leon Jenkins cited as example [School board member John O'KEEFE - notes students saw school as source of sport activity rather than education] Cnty.'s academic standards, most stringent in state, outlined. [JENKINS - doesn't resent new standards.] Failure rate so far mentioned. [Coach Joe RABON - agrees academics are more important than athletics.] [Karen WEBB - will try to pass.] [O'KEEFE - praises new policy's improvement on students' academic performance.]

McManus, Jim;
Rather, Dan

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