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Education / School Report #847145

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) A report from a blue ribbon commission on the state of American education introduced.

(Arlington, Virginia: Thalia Assuras) The bipartisan panel's warning that the US is falling behind students from even the poorest countries examined; statistics cited; details given of the panel's recommendations on how schools should be managed & teachers assessed etc.. [Former Labor Secretary William BROCK†- says we are not preparing for the global economy.] [At a Virginia school, Indian-born Neha SHARMA††- says the education system here {in the US} is worse.] [National Center on Education & the Economy Marc TUCKER†- says the US standard of living will be overhauled.] [Group of STUDENTS - assert they {the students} will not be ready.]

Couric, Katie;
Assuras, Thalia

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