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Education / National Curriculum / Paige Interview / Back-to-School Fashion / Schulz Interview #736946

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Aug 30, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(New York: Peter Viles) The debate over a national school curriculum sparked by President Bush’s No Child Left Behind initiative examined. [Achieve, Inc. president Michael COHEN†- comments on the tendency in the US to cover more topics in less depth.] [Thomas B. Fordham Foundation president Chester FINN†- says there is intense resistance to a national curriculum.] [“Finding the Right Balance” author Charles GLENN†- says a curriculum agreed to by the states will evolve.]

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(No location given: Kathleen Koch) Taped interview held with Education Secretary Rod Paige† about the Bush administration’s education policy. [PAIGE – says the No Child Left Behind act will close the gap between the US & other countries; explains the four “pillars” of the act; outlines the National Assessment of Educational Progress {NAEP}; cites concerns about current standardized testing; comments on teacher compensation.]

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Live interview held with “Cosmo Girl!” editor-in-chief Susan Schulz† about back-to-school fashion. [SCHULZ – displays several trendy clothing items; talks about gadgets, including text-messaging devices.]

Koppel, Andrea;
Viles, Peter;
Koch, Kathleen

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