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Sunday Spotlight (Education: The Achievement Gap) Part I #874779

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 30, 2007
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(Studio and Chicago: Dan Harris) A look at the stunning achievement gap in education between white and minority students examined; National Center for Educational Statistics statistics cited; scenes shown from a Chicago school where exceptional teachers in poor minority schools are getting bonuses for good work. [Teacher Veronica GRIFFIN - reacts to getting a bonus; explains why teachers leave and why these students are hard to teach] [Westcott School teacher Leah COFFEY†- comments on the mentoring program.] [Grandmother Irene WILLIAMS†- worries about the kids.]
Harris, Dan

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