ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 17, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Dallas, Texas) Sec. measures surrounding Crosby, Texas, high school football coaches due to threats against their lives following losing season described, shown; concern over state's obsession with high school football affecting academics discussed. [Public Educ. Committee chairperson H. Ross PEROT - notes coaches and band dirs. receive exorbitant salaries above those paid teachers.] Perot's findings on high school football expenditures versus academics outlined, discussed; state's national ranking on education expenditures and correspondingly low scholastic aptitude scores of students cited as example [high school athletic coordinator Billy STEWART - denies football is to blame.] [Student Chuck MORRIS - agrees.] State legislature said considering changes in system.
REPORTER: Dennis Troute