NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing reports in series on blacks in American since death of Martin Luther King, Junior, noted; this report with regard to education.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Saint Louis, Missouri) Details given concerning black experience in American education, on high school and college levels. Incr. in number of blacks finishing HS since 1968 stated. high school students interviewed are from Beaumont high school in Saint Louis: Carlette Moore, Carla Moore, Barbara Thigpen, Ann Scales, Michelle Algee and Janet Drake. Educational backgrounds of these girls given, include their scores on Scholastic Aptitude Tests. [GIRLS - talk about own attitudes toward education they've received in HS.] College Entrance Exam. Board's report on lower avs. for blacks than for wts. on entrance exams. stated. U of Missouri freshman Gail White's background at Beaumont high school and her troubles in college cited. [WHITE - would rather have taken lower grades in high school and been able to compete in college.] [Beaumont High principal James PRICE - says school doesn't have needed manpower, time or facilities. Isn't sure that high school should continue to assume responsibility for educating all students in society.] [9-yr. Beaumont high school veteran teacher Larry MITCHENER - says there are good and bad teachers and admins. at Beaumont, but bad are so effective.] Problems involved in lack of community support for Beaumont outlined.
REPORTER: John Hart