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Jack Robinson proposes a voluntary school uniform program for the Boston Public Schools
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[School uniforms]
Original Airdate: 5/9/1988

Length: 00:02:39
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Jack E. Robinson (President, National Association of Black Americans) is trying to get a voluntary school uniform program started in the Boston Public Schools. Jones notes that some schools have found that voluntary dress codes have led to better grades and behavior. He adds that opponents of school uniforms believe that they stifle creativity. Jones interviews Robinson about school uniforms. Jones reports that Robinson believes that students are more concerned about their clothes and possessions than they are about their studies. Jones quotes from a Boston Herald newspaper article about a nine-year old drug runner who impresses his friends with his clothes. Jones also interviews John Grady (Boston School Committee), Jennifer Foley (Boston Public School student) and Elizabeth Foley (Boston parent) about school uniforms. Jennifer and Elizabeth Foley are opposed to school uniforms. Jones reviews some of the benefits to school uniforms.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 5767   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102889 
VHS cassette 104994 
Betacam cassette 103048 
digital betacam cassette 103049 

Subject : Keywords
Private schools
School uniforms
St. Columbkille School

Subject : Personal Names
Foley, Elizabeth
Foley, Jennifer
Grady, John
Jones, Marcus
Robinson, Jack E.

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Herald, The

Type : Genre
News - Television

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