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  • Heads of the Class

    KVII-TV (Amarillo, Texas) goes to city school grounds to check out student drug and alcohol use, finding much evidence of it despite administrators' claims to the contrary; questions ability and training of teachers and administrators to handle addiction problems, May 25-29, 1987.
  • School Bus Safety Series

    KWTV-TV (Oklahoma City) reporters follow local school buses with cameras and radar guns and find significant traffic law violations by more than a third of the drivers; driver background checks reveal poor training and bad records; also looks at bus design problems and safety equipment violations, May and November 1987.
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    Dallas Times Herald survey shows Dallas police lead the nation in the rate of suspects shot and killed, in part because of a training system that encourages officers to shoot first and ask questions later, June 14, 1987.
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    Lufkin (Texas) Daily News investigates the death of a Marine in boot camp, which was passed off as an accident in training (includes follow-ups from Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times), March 1976.
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    Buffalo News series exposes conditions inside Buffalo youth prisons, finding guards, many with criminal records, get virtually no training; jobs were filled through political patronage; violence and assaults plagued youth inside, Oct. 5-22, 1986.
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    New York Times article profiles Edwin P. Wilson, a former operative for the CIA who got rich selling arms, training and technology to Libya, April 13, 1986.
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    Times-Picayune (New Orleans) report titled "Shortchanged Student" exposes a local job training program taking millions of dollars of federal funding to train the needy and put them to work; program is ineffective, with graduates working at hamburger stands or not at all; the program profits supporters of Mayor Sidney Barthelemy, Nov. 19, 1989.
  • A Lesson in Deceit

    WKBW-TV (Buffalo) conducted a "two-month undercover investigation into the operation of a Buffalo business school. The series revealed the school was breaking several state and federal laws by admitting unqualified students, altering attendance records to increase tuition costs, doctoring employment records to qualify for job-training funds, lying about the number of graduates who obtained jobs and installing a phony sprinkler system to appease accreditors who demanded a fire-proof file room."
  • John Hull's Farm

    CBS News West 57th examines the White House "private aid network" supplying the contras; major findings include substantiated allegations of White House-sanctioned military aid during the Congressional ban, including training bases and trainers funded with money funneled through the National Security Council; the story centers around the activities of CIA/NSC liason John Hull, June 25, 1986.
  • "THE TROUBLE INSIDE"

    Chicago Sun-Times articles examine the problems Chicago schools have in providing quality education; finds low rate of spending per pupil, oppressive bureaucracy, inadequate teacher training; focuses on Pittsburgh's success in improving its public education, May 1987.