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Education Bill / Tutorial Programs #651670

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 08, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston: Terry Moran) President Bush's signing of an education bill imposing annual tests on school children featured; scenes shown from a school in Hamilton, Ohio. [BUSH - says we will spend more money directed at methods that work; jokes about Senator Edward Kennedy.] [KENNEDY - praises Bush's role in the legislation.] [Fairfax County public schools superintendent Daniel DOMENECH - comments on the mandates in the bill.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Michele Norris) The windfall in the Bush education bill for private tutorial companies examined; details given about three companies dominating the market: Princeton Review, Kaplan and Sylvan Learning Center. [Grange Elementary School principal Harry BELSINGER - says we have had progress.] [Brookings Institution Thomas TOCH - worries about a focus on test- taking tricks.]

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Norris, Michele

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