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David Boeri interviews Anne Wheelock and Robert Schwartz about the failure rate in Boston schools
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[Failure rate increases in the Boston Public Schools]
Original Airdate: 6/20/1986

Length: 00:03:16
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports that the Massachusetts Advocacy Center released statistics indicating that the student failure rate in the Boston Public Schools has increased by 24 percent. Boeri notes that school officials have raised promotion standards but that students are unprepared. Boeri interviews Anne Wheelock (Massachusetts Advocacy Center) and Robert Schwartz (Director, Boston Compact) about the failure rate in the schools. Wheelock says that the schools must create a climate which allows all students to succeed. Wheelock says that non-promotion will cause an increase in the drop-out rate. She adds that schools must provide remedial services for at-risk students. Schwartz says that a high school diploma must signify a minimum amount of achievement on the part of students. He adds that students should not be promoted unless they meet achievement standards. Schwartz admits that schools need to do more to help at-risk students. Boeri analyzes that failure statistics for African American and Latino students. Boeri's report is accompanied by footage of students exiting a school and by footage of students in a classroom.

Contributor : Reporter
David Boeri
Format : Tape 4408   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102116 
VHS cassette 102294 
Betacam cassette 103329 
digital betacam cassette 103328 

Subject : Keywords
African American students
School management and organization
Wheatley Middle School

Subject : Personal Names
Boeri, David
Schwartz, Robert
Wheelock, Anne

Type : Genre
News - Television

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