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In Depth (Schools / Academic Concerns / Jobs) #621998

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 24, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Rehema Ellis) Study results showing American schools ranked lower than those of other industrialized nations examined; program in some Chicago school districts to improve academic progress noted. [Math teacher Vinnie CARISTO - says he is frustrated by the findings.] [Michigan State University professor William SCHMIDT - says United States school performance is deteriorating.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Dan Lothian) Concerns about the lack of qualified applicants for technology-related and other jobs examined. [Hewlett Packard Mary Dee BEALL - says her company is concerned about the future; says it is hard to fill jobs.] [Atlanta school board member Jack BECKER - says better- educated workers would make a better workplace.] [California Governor- elect Gray DAVIS - says a better-educated workforce is needed.] [Rand Corporation George VERNET - says wages are stagnant on the low end of the workforce.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Ellis, Rehema;
Lothian, Dan

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