NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1969
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(Studio) Overcrowding, teaching quality, budget cuts, and segregation trouble problems in public school. Intermediate School No. 55 doesn't teach standard way.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(NYC) Teacher more concerned with what students say than grammar, neatness, and spelling. [Teacher Stephen JOSEPH - tells class to write what they feel.] [Student Marcus TARVER - wrote about crying when JFK and RFK were killed. Man hasn't learned to live peacefully with self. All men created equally.] Joseph reads Olivia Wright's paper. In it she talks of crying when mother said something to her, and telling mother of seeing killing. [Antonio WILLIAMS - says cried when thunder hit me. Describes neighborhood conditions when storm hit.] [JOSEPH - says important to hear children's questions in their writing.]
REPORTER: Aline Saarinen
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