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Coleman Report, The
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Program produced and moderated by Howard Spergel examines reaction to the United States Office Of Education issued Coleman Report examining the education of the poor. Authorized by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the report comments on integration, social class and race, the roots of education, and questions how much schools actually influence student learning. Spergel discusses the report in studio with Daniel P. Moynihan, Director of the Harvard/MIT Joint Center For Urban Studies; and Thomas Pettigrew, Harvard Associate Professor of Social Psychology and Chief Consultant to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Also appearing in the program are: William Ohrenberger, Boston School Superintendant; Paul Parks, Education Committee, NAACP; Louise Day Hicks, Boston School Committee; Ellen Jackson, Operation Exodus; Fred Reilly, Boston Teachers Union; Edythe Gaisor, Wellesley Town Meeting; Edna Koretsky, School Volunteer Project; and Paul Kennedy, Compensatory Services, Boston. B/W, 1967.



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Broadcast program

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Talk Show
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Coleman Report, The,” 05/17/1967, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4CB0421CDDFC4E5F95A4BFE871FEE256.
MLA: “Coleman Report, The.” 05/17/1967. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4CB0421CDDFC4E5F95A4BFE871FEE256>.
APA: Coleman Report, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4CB0421CDDFC4E5F95A4BFE871FEE256
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