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Youngstown, Ohio, Schools #709

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 27, 1968
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(Studio) Youngstown, Ohio, closes all public schools, due to lack of money. Schools closed 5 weeks
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Youngstown, Ohio) [TEACHER - advises children to use libraries while school closed.] Youngstown voters would not approve increase in property tax. [MOTHER - believes school closing is terrible.] [TAXPAYER - voted for tax increase] [WOMAN - believes older people voted tax down.] [MAN - won't say how he voted.] [2nd MAN - won't say how voted.] Old age part of problem; include downtown section. Steel and union town. Organized labor refused to support tax levy, after school board failed to recognize union teachers. Younger and more affluent whites go to suburbs. Suburban schools stay open. [School Bd. Head Dr. Earl YOUNG - blames cost of Vietnam war for turning people off with regard to taxes.] Children happy now; but must make up time next summer.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) No public schools for 5 weeks in Youngstown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Murphy, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank

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