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Carter / Education Funds Plan / Urban Policy #52809

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's education funding requests to Congress noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details of Carter proposals for elementary and high school funding listed. [CARTER - says bill's changes in present system will allow more focus on areas shortchanged because of socio-econ. problems and will allow more focus on basic education skills.] Congress reactions reported [Senator Bob PACKWOOD - notes President's remarks about getting back to 3 R's; says proposals only offer same as has been offered before.] [Senator William ROTH - doesn't feel program will do anything for working Americans] Argument expected over distribution of funds detailed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(NYC) Carter program's proposals for extra funds for schools in low-income areas outlined; example cited is P.S. 32 in Brooklyn, where Anada Munos attends school. [Teacher Sherry WILLIAMS - says Anada is sharp and with little more attention, she'd really progress.] Problems facing schools because of federal restrictions on funds stated. [Principal Beatrice MELOV - says restrictions really limit schools and are unrealistic.] Statistics on reading skills of New York City students given. [New York City Board of Education chancellor Irving ANKER - states that massive aid can increase no. of students who succeed and this increases their chances of getting jobs and of getting out of ghetto.] Present programs in United States aiding poor children in education noted.
REPORTER: John Martin

(Studio) Details of Carter urban policy, as presented to Washington, DC meeting of govs., given. Reaction of govs. and mayors to plan reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Donaldson, Sam;
Martin, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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