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Assignment America (Ben Berrafato) #922530

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Selden, New York: Steve Hartman) The story of fifth grader Ben Berrafato††, who is challenging the view that kids need homework, featured; scenes shown from New Lane Memorial Elementary School in Selden, New York. [BERRAFATO - questions the value of homework, which is slavery as per the Constitution; states school should stay at school; talks about his petition to abolish homework.] ["The Case Against Homework" author Nancy KALISH††- agrees there is no correlation between homework and achievement.] [PRINCIPAL - responds about homework.]

(Studio: Katie Couric, Steve Hartman) This story and next week's assignment discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Hartman, Steve

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