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Special Segment (Our Failing Schools) #515337

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Modesto, California) Success of Modesto, California, public school system explained; films shown. [TEACHERS - instruct classes.] "Direct-class instruction" explained. [Assistant superintendent Jim ENOChigh school - defs. system.] Specifics of program outlined; similar success of North Carolina community colleges discussed. Job training program for firms such as Bristol-Myers noted. [North Carolina community college system president Dr. Larry BLAKE - praises system.] Impact on North Carolina's ind. growth detailed. [Bristol-Myers personnel director Bob CLICK - praises state's program.] Southern Bell's use of college photograph on telephone directory noted; extent of community college system outlined. Issue under discussion at Atlanta, Georgia, convention of American Educators Association mentioned. [Association of School Administrators spokesperson Richard MILLER - cites needs of public education] [School superintendent Richard GREEN - comments on decade's impact on system.] Thomas Jefferson quoted with regard to nation's commitment to improvement.
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns

Dobyns, Lloyd;
Mudd, Roger

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