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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Ionia, Michigan: Frank Currier) A new and controversial rural Michigan school called the Noah Webster Academy, a charter school aimed at reforming conventional education, featured; scenes shown from the school headquarters, which reaches out to home schoolers and may have a hidden agenda of private home study linked to Christian fundamentalism while using public funds. [Noah Webster founder Lansing lawyer David KAHLMAN, parent Glenn LINDSLEY - defend home schooling.] [Michigan education association Julius MADDOX - talk about the funding.] The Michigan teachers' union said bringing a lawsuit against Noah Webster. [ACLU's Howard SIMON - backs public education.] [Christian parent Michael KRONKWRIGHT, Michigan education superintendent Robert SCHILLER - comment.]
- Currier, Frank;
- Rather, Dan
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