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Education / in America #340555

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 30, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introduced.

(Washington: Mark Phillips) Nation's education establishment's report on United States schools featured; conclusions outlined on screen; scenes shown from classrooms. [Teacher Jonathan LUZAR - talks to his class.] [Governor Evan BAYH - says this report card should serve as a wake-up call about the important challenge that we face educationally.] [Education Secretary Lamar ALEXANDER - comments on gap between what we know and what we need to know.] [Governor Roy ROMER - says when compared to five industrialized nations in math and science we're near the bottom.] [National Assessment Governing Board Phyllis ALDRICH - comments.] [4th grade teacher Joyce ROLLINS - says the funding has to be there.]

(New York: Jacqueline Adams) Inadequacy of Americans' educational preparation for the work force featured. [Dress shop manager Cathy BOATWRIGHT - says kids can't fill out job application.] Results given of Harris Poll on illiteracy and world market competitiveness. [Motorola, Incorporated Jim BURGE - says applicants lack math and language skills.] Motorola's plans to spend money on math and language education mentioned. Need for companies to train their employees noted. [National Association of Manufacturers Phyllis EISEN - says we will lose our competitive edge.] Democrats' "pay or play" plan to be introduced by Senator Edward Kennedy mentioned.

Reporter(s):
Adams, Jacqueline;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:20

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