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Special / Why Is Johnny Promoted? #494079

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 16, 1977
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(Studio) Report deals with promotion and graduation of students unable to read.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Graduate Edward Donahue unable to read own H.S. diploma. [DONAHUE - tries to read diploma. Believes he was promoted because he caused little trouble in classroom.] [US Office of Edward Dr. Gilberg SHIFMAN - discusses reasons for student promotions.] Donahue suing school system; reasons. [DONAHUE - explains why he hid reading inabilities.] 18 states now have some ruling with regard to undeserved promotions in school.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

Chancellor, John;
Rollin, Betty

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