NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1982
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(Studio) USSR 's launch of Sputnik 25 years ago and impact on United States education system recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) Inadequacy of science education in United States as compared to that in Japan and USSR examined; three students, one Japanese, one Russian, one American compared. [Analog Devices president Ray STATA - thinks United States is in education crisis.] Curricula of above 3 students outlined; current status of math and science education in United States described. [STATA - is running out of competent employees.] situation's impact on national security examined. [Defense Communications Agency spokesperson Lieutenant General William HILSMAN - notes high technology systems are being placed in field.] High national standards for science and math education in USSR and Japan compared to lack of such in US.
REPORTER: John Hart