NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 1972
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(Studio) Detroit schools may close for lack of funds for eight weeks
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Detroit, Michigan) Detroit schools will close after Christmas unless school board raise $40 million before January 1. Voters have turned down tax increase, with result of $28 million school deficit. [Supt. of schools, Dr. Charles WOLFE - says state funds 53% school budget. Sees no alternative but to close.] If schools close, 20,000 will be laid off. [President Detroit teachers, Mary Ellen RIORDAN - opposes closing. Will go to court to force school continuation.]
REPORTER: Lou Davis
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