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Sunday Cover (Education: Social Promotion) #382355

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 28, 1998
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(Studio: John Roberts) The educational issue of social promotion, the system of advancing students regardless of their academic achievements, featured; scenes shown from the Waco, Texas, schools, which have made an aggressive stand against social promotion. [Sixth grader Dameon TRAMMEL, mother Beverly TRAMMEL - comment on the possibility of his being left back.] Texas Governor George W. Bush's support of the Waco effort noted. [American Federation of Teachers John COLE - calls promoting underachieving students a fraud.] [Chicago teen Phoenician JEFFRIES - comments on her academic problems.] The extent of the problem of social promotion outlined.

Roberts, John

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