NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 06, 1977
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(Studio) Fort Lauderdale, Florida, girl to graduate from high school tonight, despite fact that her mother is suing school district, claiming daughter can hardly read or write.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) Beth Garrett is 19 and grads. from Northeast HS, though she has only 3rd grade reading level, can barely write and can't make change for dollar. [Alice GARRETT - says diploma means nothing if daughter can't read or do mathematics] Beth's background noted; school board refused special tutors. [Beth GARRETT - can't answer any of reporters questions with regard to math; reads newspaper headline.] There's no way to know how many students graduate with IQ's too high to get special help, but too low to help them in world.
REPORTER: Fred Francis; Interview by Adrian Folia