CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 01, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Segment's focus on American education noted. Solutions to dropout problem featured. [In Pensacola, Florida, high school student Vicki COLLINS - explains decision to go to college.] [Supt. of schools Mike HOLLOWAY - explains changes in high school system.] Role of computer program in cutting dropout rate in Pensacola schools detailed; scenes shown. [Principal J.P. CONE - explains students' response to computer program.] [Student Antarr BROWN, teacher Lisa CHILDS - praise program.] Costs of program enumerated. [STUDENT - comments.] Report introduced.
(NYC: Frank Currier) Issue of standardized tests for students at all grade levels featured. [In Minneapolis, Minnesota, high school student Charles COLEMAN - explains failing mandatory test.] Conflict between testing and education noted. [Student Andrea CURTIS - discusses testing.] "Intervention" classes for those preparing to retake tests shown. [Henry high school teacher Harlan SERI - says teachers base teaching on these tests.] [Minneapolis board of education spokesperson Ken RUSTAD - discusses standards.] [National Org. of Fair Testing spokesperson Monty O'NEILL - says if test is narrow, curriculum becomes narrow.] [COLEMAN - talks about education]
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Roth) Investing by corps. in schools, students and American's future reported; details given of "Boston Compact" program; scenes shown from Boston, Massachusetts, high school prom held at John Hancock Ins. Company building [Boston Compact exec. director Edward DOOLEY - explains program.] [Hancock employment David CATARINO - explains tutoring program.] Problem of shrinking labor pool and ill-prepared high school graduates detailed. [John Hancock spokesperson Bill BOYAN - discusses applicants' deficiencies.] [STUDENT - discusses practical knowledge.] Corporate involvement in aid to education described; map shown of cities participating. [National Alliance of Bus. president William KOLBERG - discusses work force.]
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Cost of inadequate education examined.
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