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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1959 March

J.P. Cruickshank, Head of the School Board in Roanoke, Va., Expresses Concern Over the Increasing Number of Dropouts in City Schools

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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In Roanoke, Va., an unknown reporter interviews J.P. Cruickshank, school board chairman, about city school dropout rates. Cruickshank says that schools have no legal way to enforce attendance due to the Virginia General Assembly's repeal of mandatory attendance laws.
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