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Wisconsin / Learnfare Program #329549

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 16, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Wisconsin: Frank Currier) Wisconsin's controversial program, "learnfare," examined; details given of effort to hold parents accountable for their children's school attendance; scenes shown. [Welfare recipient Dennis FENGIER - says he did not get his check because his child skipped school.] [Teen Erin FENGIER - says state should punish her and not her parents.] [Governor Tommy THOMPSON - says if these children stay in school, they may not end up on welfare.] [Family Service America Geneva JOHNSON - opposes program.] [Wisconsin Legal Action Pat DeLESSIO - says program is discriminatory.] Program noted keeping some teens in school. [Teen mother Yolanda SCOTT - says she would not be in school without program.] [WI Welfare Reform Silvia JACKSON, TEACHER - comment on program.]

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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