NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 22, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Polk County, North Carolina) Polk County school system's success in legally lengthening school term and implications for education examined; films shown. Upgrading of county's school system due to additional state funds for extended school year to determine feasibility of new system discussed. [George COUCH - notes additional classroom time for students.] Efforts of some parents to halt extending school year noted. [Norman MORGAN - explains opposition to longer year.] [School superintendent James BENFIELD - doesn't believe extended year will significantly affect child's vacation.] Implications of North Carolina experiment for other school systems cited.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones