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America Close Up (Education: School Choice) #592515

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 26, 1993
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Des Moines: Bob Kur) The choice program in Iowa in which students are allowed to attend any school in the state reexamined; classroom scenes shown. The problem of the white flight of students from Des Moines, Iowa, city schools to the suburbs outlined. [Teacher's aide Jeana CLARK - says minority students are ridiculed in white schools.] [Parent Jody PARROT, student Jacob OGSLEY, middle school principal Gary IERLIE, Des Moines school board vice president Suzette JENSEN - comment on choice.] The cost to the city when students move to the suburbs detailed. [Iowa director of education William LEPLEY - defends open enrollment.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob

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