ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 24, 1977
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(Studio) Vocational Fndtn. releases study which reaches conclusion that many youths aren't in school because they've dropped out, turned to crime and found that it pays.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(NYC) Richard Sanabria left home at I7 years of age; now lives in small apt. and works in clerical job, but once earned living selling drugs. [SANABRIA - had to make money to live on and welfare people told him he was too young and would have to be supported by parents. Notes parents were barely able to put living together, so he sold drugs.] Sanabria was unable to get job then because he was too young and didn't have HS diploma. This is one version of story shared by estimated 2 million of nation's teenagers. [MAN - asks youth for last high school grade completed.] [YOUTH - says 8th.] Vocational Fndtn. Incorporated prepares young people for job interviews and other necessities in getting jobs. [Fndtn. spokesperson George CARSON - says alternative system to letting youths go should be provided.] Recommendations of fndtn.'s study listed. Study says that without reforms of school and training programs, youth will become wards of society or its predators.
REPORTER: Bob Brown
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