NBC Evening News for Monday, May 23, 1983
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(Studio) Shortage of math and science teachers, reasons for and consequences of, examined. [Student teacher Vic HOGAN - likes teaching.] His roommate Jim Brown incld. in report [HOGAN - interviews for job with insurance company; notes role salaries play in job hunt outside of teaching.] [BROWN - will join Navy; explains.] Ohio State School of Educ. math and science graduates for recent years compared on screen; national figs. for field graphed. [Department of Educ. spokesperson Prof. Robert HOWE - notes factors discouraging teaching students.] [Nationwide Ins. spokesperson John WOOD - comments on company's preference for teachers as agents.] [School of Educ. dean Robert BURNHAM - cites consequences for nation's future.] Elizabeth City, North Carolina, school's loss of math and science teachers cited as example
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw