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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Biloxi, Mississippi: Erin Hayes) Experiment in Mississippi of state-wide use of computers to teach reading examined; scenes shown from school in Purvis, Mississippi, where first graders are writing compositions on computers. [Governor Ray MABUS - comments.] [Two school KIDS - comment.] [Elementary school principal Murray KILLEBREW - says kids are learning to read.] Criticism by some of this system's approach to learning noted. [Michigan education department Elaine WEBER - comments on the Mississippi system.] [Businessman Richard DOWLING, MABUS - defend the system that was selected by businessmen, not educators.]

Reporter(s):
Hayes, Erin;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:20

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