NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 21, 1971
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(Studio) San Francisco, California, public school boycott, due to busing, causes problems.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Francisco, California) In 6th week of school, 7-8,000 students not taking bus to school. [Assoc. School Supt. Eugene HOWARD - says lose 71 cents per absent student per day; means severe financial loss for district.] Parents face prosecution unless alternate schools close or register with state as private schools. [Mrs. Darlene MUSANTE - calls self head of school; hopes school will be permanent.] More vulnerable to board's threats of prosecution are teaching pools, with 10-12 children meeting in individual homes. [Mrs. Wendy SMITH - cites dissatisfaction with public school education; says they claim lack of money, but put $6 million in busing.] Parents tired of alternate schools; school board knows it.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer