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Holyoke, Massachusetts / School Funding / Alexander #578751

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 05, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Holyoke, Massachusetts: Fred Briggs) Funding of schools in urban Holyoke, Massachusetts, versus suburban Lincoln-Sudbury, Massachusetts, featured; today's vote in Holyoke on whether to raise taxes to fund schools noted; classroom scenes shown. [Holyoke superintendent George COUNTER, Lincoln-Sudbury superintendent Matthew KING, Holyoke teacher Laura GATES - comment.] [Author Jonathan KOZOL - talks about distribution of school funding.] White House said refusing to bail out poor school districts.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander. Teacher of the year Shirley Row's testimony before Congress on societal problems affecting the classroom quoted. [ALEXANDER - downplays impact of funding, stresses community involvement.]

Briggs, Fred;
Brokaw, Tom

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