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Charles Ray talks about the atmosphere at Roxbury High School
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[Interview with Charles Ray]
Original Airdate: 9/13/1978

Length: 00:19:49
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Pam Bullard interviews Charles Ray (Headmaster, Roxbury High School) in the administrative offices of the school. Ray talks about how the school has changed since the beginning of school desegregation in 1974. He notes that white attendance is still low, but that it is improving. Ray describes the school's bilingual program, and the academic programs set up at the school in conjuction with Harvard University. He says that many students from Roxbury High School received college scholarships last year. Ray talks about the atmosphere at the school, and the close relationships between the students and the faculty. He notes that very few students transfer out of the school. He adds that most students feel comfortable at Roxbury High School. Ray says that he tries to learn the names of every student in the school. Ray talks about the challenges of urban education. He says that he encourages pregnant students to remain in school as long as possible. Ray says that he would like to see a program set up to allow students to bring their children to school with them. Ray tells Bullard that it is important to treat each student with respect. This tape includes footage of Ray talking to students and faculty members in the offices of Roxbury High School.

Contributor : Reporter
Pam Bullard
Format : Tape 642   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 107619 
VHS cassette 109579 
Betacam cassette 109577 
digital betacam cassette 109576 

Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - General
Roxbury High School
School buildings and classrooms
School faculty
School improvement programs

Subject : Personal Names
Bullard, Pam
Ray, Charles

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Harvard University

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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