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Iowa / School Books Controversy #493352

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1977
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(Studio) There's continuing controversy all over nation among parents and school boards and school admins. with regard to books to be found in schools. 1 such case is in Clayton Cnty., Iowa.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Clayton Cnty., Iowa) Group of parents in Volga, Iowa, banded together to form Concerned Citizens, to protest school literature books. Happened after 8th grader Scott Sage showed 1 story to mother, Mrs. Valeria Sage. [Mrs. SAGE - cites objections to books.] Group says books say good things about Cinnst. and subversives like Ogden Nash, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Dick Gregory and ACLU. [School superintendent Robert BUCKNER - says students have right to be exposed to various types of materials.] School board comes to same conclusion, with only Mr. Sage voting against books. Almost everyone applauded Mrs. Sage for calling parents attention to books children read.
REPORTER: Eric Burns

Brinkley, David;
Burns, Eric

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