CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 11, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) Debate over society's push for early academic education examined; scenes shown. ["JOHN" - notes his parents don't understand him.] [New Rochelle Academy spokesperson Paul FIRESTONE, early education specialist Linda COFFEY - disagree on push for early academic achievement.] [Principal Susanne HOLLOMAN - notes gains of kindergarten generation due to nursery school training.] [Child development specialist Louise Bates AMES - disagrees; explains.] Fort Lauderdale, Florida, program to slow down learning process explained. [Linda CHUY - describes son Robbie's stress-related ailments in kindergarten.] [Sarah GEISMER - is glad she went to pre-first grade class.]
REPORTER: Eric Engberg