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Old Readers / California School #480335

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 13, 1975
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(Studio) Report on school that uses readers that were used 140 years ago.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(San Rafael, California) "McGuffey Readers" used by private school. [STUDENT - reads from reader.] [3-R Schools Dr. James KIRCHANSKY - says lots of progress made in 140 years, but not in reading.] School promises each parent that children can read to level of daily newspaper by Christmas of 1st grade.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

[PARENT - praises reader.] [2nd PARENT - speaks of moral values of readers.] [KIRCHANSKY - feels if child can't read, he's not disturbed, just illiterate.] Children here read 2 years above national norm.

Brokaw, Tom;
Perkins, Jack

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