ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 1978
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(Studio) Info. reported that Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano has rejected North Carolina's plan for desegregation of its state colleges and univs. Reasons for lack of public announcement yet noted as concern for Democratic candidates in North Carolina primary election today; film shown.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(DC) Vestiges of segregation left over, mostly in South, in colleges and univs. described; North Carolina Central Univ. cited as example [Department of Health, Education and Welfare office of civil rights director David TATEL - notes many black schools serve black students who couldn't get into white institution] Recruiting drain on black teachers and students from black schools to white insts. noted. [Jeff FAULKNER - states that in job situation, person with "A" average from North Carolina Central or A and T would lose out to person with "C" average from Univ. North Carolina.] Constitutional question of continued segregation involved in issue outlined; exs. cited are state funds spent on North Carolina A and T's nursing school and those spent on UNC, Greensboro's nursing school, percentage of nursing students passing proficiency exam from 2 schools and state's decision to turn down A and T's request to have new state veterinary school built there. [A and T president Louis DOWDY - says veterinary school would have been golden opportunity for A and T to prove that black could become quality institution States that A and T tries to do basics while other schools produce quality education.] North Carolina's recent efforts to upgrade salaries and facilities, HEW's demand for desegregation plan and outlook for future examined.
REPORTER: George Strait
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