NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 11, 1979
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(Studio) Incr. in fundamentalist Christian schools noted; North Carolina court order for schools to conform to state education regulations and their refusal reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(No location given) Liberty Free Will Baptist Church school in Durham, North Carolina, featured. Details with regard to school's use of church property and results discussed. Film shown. [STUDENTS - pledge allegiance.] [MAN - preaches.] Curriculum and facilities of school reported [MAN - instructs student.] Lack of state teaching licenses among teachers and their recruitment from local Bible college stated; textbooks noted supplied by fundamentalist publishing organization Reasons for parents' support of schools listed. Disciplinary measures mentioned. President of Org. Christian Schools of North Carolina, Reverend Daniel Carr quoted with regard to state standards. [CARR - comments.] [North Carolina attorney general Rufus EDMISTEN - comments.] Position of fundamentalist leaders in Bible Belt stated.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt